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If you have a residential mortgage with us, you may be able to borrow to pay for home improvements. The repayments on a Home Improvement Loan (Top Up) are at mortgage rates, which are typically lower than our Personal Loan rates.

The first step in applying for a Home Improvement Loan (Top Up) is to speak to one of our Mortgage Consultants in your local branch. Fill in our form, or call 0818 50 24 24 or +353 1 215 1344 to book your appointment. 

How does it work?

The amount you can borrow is based on the equity or value in your home. The amount you can borrow starts from €25,000 up to 85% of the current market value of your property today, less the amount you owe on the property.

For example:

  • Your property today is worth €300,000
  • 85% of the property’s value is €255,000
  • You have €155,000 left on the mortgage
  • The maximum amount you could borrow (release as equity) is €100,000 (that's €255,000 - €155,000)

Equity release Borrowers cannot be considered for further equity releases for at least 24 months.

If you are refinancing existing short-term debt please note the warning below:

Warning: This new loan may take longer to pay off than your previous loans. This means you may pay more than if you paid over a shorter term.

Key information for Home Improvement Loans (Top Up)

  • The maximum term you can avail of is 35 years
  • Minimum loan amount is €25,000
  • We offer an annuity mortgage which means that your repayments depend on the actual amount you borrow (capital) and the interest that will be charged on this capital
  • This is a variable rate loan, home improvement loan rates available here.

What else do I need to know?

Lending criteria, terms & conditions will apply. Mortgage approval is subject to assessment of suitability and affordability. Applicants must be aged 18 or over. Security is required and credit agreement will be secured by a mortgage or by a right related to residential immovable property. Life and Home Insurance are also required.

For First Time and Second Time Buyers a maximum Loan to Value (LTV) of 90% will apply to a property’s purchase price. The maximum LTV for customers who hold their current mortgage with another bank but wish to switch their mortgage to PTSB while also releasing equity is 85%. Maximum loan amount will typically not exceed 4 times an individual’s gross income for First time Buyers & 3.5 times an individual’s gross income for Second time Buyers.

The monthly repayment on a 20 year mortgage with Loan to Value (LTV) greater than 80% with variable borrowing rate of 4.70% on mortgage of €100,000 is €643.50 for 240 months. Total amount repayable is €154,799.06. If interest rates increase by 1% an additional €55.73 would be payable per month. For this example, Annual Percentage Rate of Charge (APRC) of 4.84% applies and consists of variable borrowing rate of 4.70%, valuation fee of €150, Property Registration Authority (PRA) fee of €175, and security vacate fee of €35. Please note – this APRC does not factor in the €8 monthly fee for maintaining the Explore Account.

Warning: The cost of your monthly repayments may increase – if you do not keep up repayments you may lose your home.

Information correct as of 29/01/2024 but is subject to change.

Warning: If you do not keep up your repayments you may lose your home.

Warning: If you do not meet the repayments on your loan, your account will go into arrears. This may affect your credit rating, which may limit your ability to access credit, a hire- purchase agreement, a consumer-hire agreement or a BNPL agreement in the future.

Warning: The cost of your monthly repayments may increase.

Warning: You may have to pay charges if you pay off a fixed-rate loan early.

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