Home Loan
 

Home Loan

 

A new project? A renovation? Our Home Loan is tailored to suit your dreams!

The Mutual Aid Home Loan is an exclusive loan offered to accommodate financing of a wide range of housing project possibilities, particularly for members having started their career, such as;

  • Construction of a first or second house
  • Extension of existing house
  • Purchase of residential property (flat/house/residential land) (Purchase of agricultural land is excluded)
  • House renovation
  • Loan refinancing for the following:
    • To offset loan with other institution(s)
    • To offset Mutual Aid loan(s) and use remaining sum for housing projects

 

Know more about:

Loan Deduction

Debt To Income Ratio

  • The Debt to Income (DTI) ratio of a borrower, who is applying for the grant of credit facilities for the purchase/construction of residential property, shall not exceed 50% of the borrower’s monthly income.

 

Loan Amount

Applicant needs to bring quotation for full value of the home loan project.The maximum amount of loan to be disbursed, subject to eligibility, will be as follows:

For a single borrower, or husband and wife in case of a joint application, for the purchase/construction of a first residential property, the maximum loan amount should not exceed:-

LOAN AMOUNT

MAXIMUM LOAN TO VALUE (LTV) RATIO

Up to Rs5M

100% of value of the residential property

≥ Rs5M

The first Rs5m - 100% of value of the residential property

Remaining balance - 90% of value of the residential property

 

  • For the purchase/construction of a second residential property, the maximum loan amount should not exceed 70 per cent of the value of property.
  • For the purchase/construction of a residential property, in case of joint applications (other than husband and wife), the maximum loan amount should not exceed 70 per cent of the value of the property.

Notes:-

  • The loan will not be disbursed until the borrower has shown that the difference between the cost of the project and the loan extended, is readily available in his/her savings account.
  • The borrower must declare that this difference has not been borrowed from any financial institution, including those financial institutions not regulated by the Bank of Mauritius.
  • Application should be submitted by loanee in person.

 

Repayment

Maximum Repayment Period

  • For all purposes: up to 35 years subject to maximum age of 65 years.

Moratorium Period (optional)

  • 2 years on capital payment; however, interest is payable over these two years.

Security

Security to be offered

The following securities are acceptable:

  • First Rank Fixed Charge on property to be acquired or on property on which construction is projected (with bare ownership at least belonging to the applicant or on which he/she has a ‘droit de surelevation); or
  • A ‘Pari-Passu’ fixed charge provided that the total loan amount (i.e. Mutual Aid Home Loan plus other loans secured by the same property) does not exceed 70% of the value of the property offered as security; or
  • A land on which the applicant has acquired a ‘droit de surélévation’ from his parents, brothers or sisters and witnessed by a duly registered notarial deed; or
  • In the case of leasehold, permission/clearance from Government of Mauritius/Rodrigues Regional Assembly.
 

 

Rate of Interest

Interest Rate (subject to Mutual Aid Base Rate (MBR) / Repo rate change)

  • Floating interest rate as per hereunder:
                                     RANGE OF LOAN     INTEREST RATE(% p.a)
                                        Up to Rs 1m                 5.00
                       Greater than Rs 1m and up to Rs 2m                 4.95
                       Greater than Rs 2m and up to Rs 3m                 4.90
                       Greater than Rs 3m and up to Rs 4m                 4.85
                       Greater than Rs 4m and up to Rs 5m                 4.80
                                    Greater than Rs 5m                 4.60

 

  • Any review of interest rate will be applied prospectively and will not affect loan already granted unless there is a change in Repo or Mutual Aid Base Rate.

In case where renovation is mentioned in the application form and it is subsequently found that the loan has not been used for renovation, the Association reserves the right to review the interest rate and align on that applicable for Personal Loan.

Charges / Fees

Processing Fee

  1. 1% of Loan Amount up to a maximum of Rs25,000.
  2. For refinancing of loans with other institution a flat processing fee of Rs10,000 will be charged.

Registration Cost

Free : To be borne by The Mutual Aid Association

Cost of inspection

Valuation Cost  

(see note below)

 

Valuation cost must be paid by the applicant at the time of loan application as per table below.  The amount paid will be refunded at the time the home loan is disbursed.

SN Loan Amount Rs SN LOAN AMOUNT Rs
1 Up to 1 m 3,000 8 > Rs 4.0m and up to Rs 4.5m 6,500
2 > Rs 1m and up to Rs 1.5m 3,800 9 > Rs 4.5m and up to Rs 5.0m 7,000
3 > Rs 1.5m and up to Rs 2m 4,200 10 > Rs 5.0m and up to Rs 5.5m 7,500
4 > Rs 2.0m and up to Rs 2.5m 4,500 11 > Rs 5.5m and up to Rs 6.0m 6,500
5 > Rs 2.5m and up to Rs 3.0m 5,000 12 > Rs 6.0m and up to Rs 6.5m 7,000
6 > Rs 3.0m and up to Rs 3.5m 5,500 13 > Rs 6.5m and up to Rs 7.0m 7,500
7 > Rs 3.5m and up to Rs 4.0m 6,000 14 > Rs 7.0m 8,000

 

Documents Required

The following documents are required:

  1. A. Construction of house, please click here for more information
  2. B. Extension of existing house/renovation, please click here for more information
  3. C. Purchase of flat, please click here for more information
  4. D. Purchase of house, please click here for more information
  5. E. Purchase of residential land, please click here for more information

Main Conditions

1. Loan Coverage Fee (LCF)

Two Options are provided to the applicant;

  • External - a Decreasing Term Assurance (DTA) to cover death + a Fire & Natural Calamities Policy from an Insurance Company; or
  • With the Mutual Aid Association - 5% of loan amount as contribution to the Mutual Aid Solidarity Contribution (to cover death only).

2. Contribution to the Retirement Savings Fund (compulsory)

  • Applicants will be required to join the RSF and contribute as follows:
SN LOAN AMOUNT(RS) MONTHLY RSF CONTRIBUTION (RS)
1 Up to 2Mn 150
2 More than 2Mn and up to 3Mn 200
3 More than 3Mn and up to 4Mn 300
4 More than Rs4Mn 400

 

  • The accumulated RSF contribution will not be refunded until the home loan has been fully settled.

 

Other Conditions

  • All loan agreements should be registered prior to disbursement.
  • Eligibility will be computed based on basic salary plus salary compensation only.
  • Other Terms and Conditions may apply subject to change in regulations / policies.
  • The applicant is strongly advised not to sign any agreement (re-construction or purchase of the land / property) before his/her application is considered by MCSMAA and a loan offer is made to him/her by MCSMAA.

  • The applicant for a loan of Rs 4 million and above should not have a past history of defaults / arrears in loans (Mutual Aid and other institutions).
  • In case of renovation, there should be at least Rs200,000 as remaining disbursement after offsetting of other loans with the Mutual Aid or other financial institution.
  • The applicant should submit the relevant documents concerning the renovation and including photos of the house to be renovated along with the application.

  • Once the renovation has been completed, an inspection would be held by an officer of Mutual Aid to ascertain that the loan proceeds have been used for that purpose.

  • Shareholders are informed that it is mandatory for the Association to make necessary enquiry from the Mauritius Credit Information Bureau (MCIB) before approving, increasing or renewing any loan facilities and to provide the MCIB with relevant information regarding the present loan.
  • According to Section 52A of the Bank of Mauritius Act, it is mandatory that the ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) records of our members be submitted to the KYC Registry of the Bank of Mauritius.
  • When a loan renewal is granted to a member, the first EMI of the loan renewal will be deducted after two months. Consequently, the two instalments of the previous loan will be deducted from the capital balance of the new loan. For example, if the new loan is granted in March, the first EMI will be demandable in May.  However, the EMI for March and April receivable for the previous loan will be deducted from the capital balance of the new loan.

  • A loan contract is valid when the proceeds of the loan have been credited to the account of the Applicant who is alive.

  • The Association reserves the right to reject a loan application after assessing the risk profile of the Applicant and Security provided.  It can also keep in abeyance the loan application of an applicant who is in litigation with the Association until the final outcome of the case. 

  • There should not be any overwriting or use of correction fluid on the application form. However in case of overwriting there must be signature. All photocopies must be clear; all signatures affixed must be identical to that on the National Identity Card of bearer.

Disbursement

Maximum of Project Value (subject to eligibility) as follows:

  • For Purchase of Land / House / Flat subject to Valuation Certificate.
  • For Land Purchase with intention to construct a house:(*)
    • 50 % for acquisition of land and remaining amount in two stages:
    • 20 % at start of construction and
    • 30 % upon reaching beam stage.
  • For House Construction (for loan amount disbursement): in 3 stages: (*)
    • 25% on completion of document;
    • 40% of reaching beam level and
    • 35% after casting of slab(s).
  • For land/house/flat purchase, cheque will be drawn in the name of the seller or a Notary.

*(Subject to inspection)

 

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