Case studies

20 year fixed rate mortgage for UAE resident purchasing in the French Alps

January 2019 – Mr and C. 50 and 49 years old. American couple residing in the UAE.


Client requirement: Euro mortgage to purchase a ski apartment in Morzine.


1.1% 20 year fixed rate mortgage for French expat buying in Paris

December 2018 – M and Mrs B. – 51 and 48 years old.

French couple living and working in the UK.


Client requirements :

Our clients contacted us as they were in the process of purchasing a family apartment in Paris. Their intention was to let the apartment before relocating to Paris when the apartment would become their primary residence.

As they already owned several properties in France, it was in our client’s interest to maximise the Loan amount in order to minimise the value of taxable assets under the French IFI wealth tax scheme.

100% LTV interest-only euro mortgage secured on a GBP interest-bearing account

September 2018 – Mr and Mrs L. 63 and 71 years old.

English couple residing in the UK.

Client requirements:

Our clients contacted us as they were in the process of purchasing a holiday home in Antibes, on the French Riviera. Although they could afford to pay the full price without resorting to mortgage finance, our clients were reluctant to converting a significant proportion of their savings, held in GBP, into Euros due to the unfavourable exchange rate.

€150,000 year mortgage to purchase a large house in rural France

August 2018 – Mr and Mrs P. 38 and 32 years old.

Newlywed couple from Oxford, England

Client requirements:

Our clients approached us as they had just signed a compromis to purchase a large rural property in Haute-Vienne, 55 km North of Limoges.

As they had committed a large proportion of their savings to their wedding reception, our clients were keen to minimise their cash contribution to the French project.

As this was a property located in a rural location where French lenders tend to have less appetite, it was critical to work closely with the estate agent and the surveyor to obtain the right valuation output.

Euro denominated mortgage to purchase a new build apartment in London

July 2018 –  Mr and Mrs L. 54 and 59 years old.

French couple residing in Qatar and the UK.

Client requirements : arrange a mortgage loan to finance the purchase of a new build apartment located in London.  Despite a comfortable income and significant assets, UK based lenders were struggling to understand our clients’ unique situation primarily because of an income originating from the Middle-East.

€235,000 mortgage for an American gentleman purchasing a Paris “pied à terre”

June 2018 – Mr S., 59, American gentleman residing in LA.

Client requirement: Euro mortgage to purchase a “pied à terre” in Vincennes, near Paris.

Buy to Let mortgage in a new build programme for French expats residing in China

May 2018 – Mr and Mrs D

County of residence : China

French property location : Paris. New build apartment in the magnificent UNIC Batignolles programme

Client requirements : Buy to Let mortgage to finance the completion of the programme.

Cash-out remortgage for retired English couple

May 2018 – Mr and Mrs H., aged 67 and 63

County of residence : France

French property location : Paris area

Client requirements :

Adjust monthly payments to retirement income and release equity against primary residence.

Director’s loan refinance for a French SCI

January 2018 – SCI à la Montagne

Cash-out in the form of a Director’s loan refinance for an SCI (Special Purpose Vehicle) which owned two unincumbered properties located in Megève.

The Company directors, successful British entrepreneurs, were keen to take  advantage of the €/GPB exchange rate.  Their requirements was to refinance all funds which had been advanced to the SCI by way of a Director’s loan.

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