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Commercial mortgage loans

Loan purpose

The loan is provided for purchasing (in primary and secondary markets), as well as for renovation, modernization or construction of commercial real property intended for manufacturing, public or other purposes. To get a renovation or construction loan, the applicant should submit the estimate of expenses.

Eligibility

RA residents aged 18-63 who during the debt service period will not reach the age of 63, otherwise the potential borrower needs a co-borrower to qualify for the loan.

Loan currency

AMD, USD, Euro

Loan amount

Purchase, construction

AMD 10,000,000 - AMD 120,000,000 or equivalent amount in USD/Euro

Renovation of real property  

AMD 5,000,000 - AMD 30,000,000 or equivalent amount in USD/Euro

Loan repayment period

Purchase, construction

AMD

Fixed rate

Up to 180 months

Floating rate

Up to 240 months

USD, Euro

Fixed rate

Up to 180 months

Floating rate

Up to 240 months

Renovation of real property 

Up to 84 months

Nominal (fixed) interest rates per annum[1]

AMD

13.7% - 17%

USD

9.2% - 12%

Euro

7.2% - 10%

Nominal (floating) interest rates per annum [2]

 

 

AMD

Starting 13.2% (fixed component: starting 4.2% + variable component)

USD

Starting 9.2% (fixed component: starting 8.2% + variable component)

Euro

Starting 7.2% (fixed component: starting 7.2% + variable component)

 

The maximum and minimum threshold of floating rate fluctuations

+4%

 Nominal (floating) interest rates per annum

The variable component of the floating interest rate will be revised on the forthcoming revision date following the expiration of the  12th month, thereafter, every 6 months with application of the rate (published on the Bank’s website) effective at the moment of revision.

 

 

The floating interest rate becomes effective upon the expiration of the 12th month of the loan agreement as a loan interest rate specified in the agreement. The variable component of the floating interest rate is revised regularly - twice a year – on February 1 and August 1. As a variable component the interest rate applicable (actually published on the website) in the Bank is applied since the forthcoming revision date following the expiration of the 12th month.
The floating interest rate is a nominal interest rate which is calculated according to the following formula.
𝑹𝐅 = 𝐑𝐕 + 𝐑𝐌
where RF – Floating interest rate
RV – Variable component
RM – Fixed component

The variable component of the floating interest rate (RV) is defined on the basis of the following market rates, depending on the loan currency:

  • The calculation of the main variable component in AMD is based on the yield to maturity of Armenian 6-month Government (treasury) bills. Information on the yield to maturity of Armenian 6-month Government (treasury) bills can be retrieved from the relevant publications (yield curve) on the official website of the CBA at the following link: https://www.cba.am/am/SitePages/fmofinancialmarkets.aspx.
    The variable component is reviewed on February 1 and August 1 each year. The variable component as of February 1 is equal to the average applicable interest rate effective for the period from June through November of the previous year. The variable component as of August 1 is equal to the average applicable interest rate effective for the period from December of the previous year through May of that specific year.
    Whenever the above indicator becomes inaccessible or irretrievable and the definition of the interest rate becomes impossible for the next period, the interest rate for the next period is determined based on the secondary indicator used by the Bank.
  • The calculation of the secondary variable component in AMD is based on the interest rates of the AMD-denominated deposits (except demand ones) of individuals for a one-year term which are published by the CBA. Information on the interest rates of the AMD-denominated deposits (except the demand ones) of individuals for a one-year term can be retrieved from the relevant publications on the CBA website at the following link: https://www.cba.am/am/SitePages/statmonetaryfinancial.aspx.
    The secondary variable component is revised on February 1 and August 1 each year. The secondary indicator as of February 1 is calculated as an average of the interest rates published from June through November of the previous year. The secondary indicator as of August 1 is calculated as an average of the interest rates published from December of the previous year through May of that specific year.
  • The calculation of the main variable component in USD is based on the interest rates of the USD-denominated deposits of individuals for a one-year term which are published by the CBA. Information on the interest rates of the USD-denominated deposits of individuals for a one-year term can be retrieved from the relevant publications on the CBA website at the following link: https://www.cba.am/am/SitePages/statmonetaryfinancial.aspx.
    The variable component is revised twice a year on February 1 and August 1. The variable component as of February 1 is calculated as an average of the interest rates published from June through November of the previous year. The variable component indicator as of August 1 is calculated as an average of the interest rates published from December of the previous year through May of that specific year. Whenever the above indicator becomes inaccessible or irretrievable and the definition of the interest rate becomes impossible for the next period, the interest rate for the next period is determined based on the secondary indicator used by the Bank.
  • The calculation of the secondary variable indicator in USD is based on Overnight secured financing rate for 6-month term (CME Term SOFR USD 6 Month). Information on Overnight secured financing rate for 6-month term can be retrieved from the relevant publications on the Bloomberg terminal at TSFR6M link. The variable component is revised twice a year on February 1 and August 1. The variable component as of February 1 is calculated as an average of the interest rates published from June through November of the previous year. The variable component as of August 1 is calculated as an average of the interest rates published from December of the previous year through May of that specific year.
  • The calculation of the main variable component in Euro is based on the European Interbank Offered 6-month Rate (EMMI EURIBOR 6 Month). Information on the European Interbank Offered 6-month rate can be retrieved from the relevant publications on Bloomberg terminal using the EUR006M link.  The variable component is revised twice a year on February 1 and August 1. The variable component as of February 1 is calculated as an average of the interest rates published from June through November of the previous year. The variable component as of August 1 is calculated as an average of the interest rates published from December of the previous year through May of that specific year.
  • The calculation of the secondary variable component in Euro is based on the 6-month yield curve of the German government bonds. Information on the interest rate of the 6-month yield curve of the German government bonds can be retrieved from the publications on Bloomberg terminal using the YCGT0016 link.

In case of moving from the primary to the secondary variable component an adjustment factor can be applied.

Penalty charged for loan prepayment

Not applicable

Penalty for overdue loan principal and interest

For overdue principal - 0.015% per day,

For overdue interest - 0.1% per day.

Loan security

The real property to be purchased or renovated, other real property. For construction loans, the plot of land on which the real property is being build.

Loan-to-Value ratio[3]

Purchasing in the primary housing market (from the developer)[4]

In AMD: up to 90% of the appraised value[5]

In foreign currency: up to 70% of the appraised value

Purchasing in the secondary housing market

In AMD: up to 85%  of the appraised value[6]

In foreign currency: up to 70% of the appraised value

Construction and renovation

Up to 70% of the appraised value

Insurance

Annual insurance of the real property is required to cover the outstanding loan balance.

Loan disbursement method

·     Non-cash (the loan amount is credited to the seller’s account).

·     Renovation and construction loans are provided in a lump-sum or in tranches, which should be determined by a competent body in-charge of decision-making on Loan approval. In case of multi-tranche loans, the loan portions will be determined on the basis of the estimate of expenses, loan repayment period, loan amount and Customer’s creditworthiness.

Other conditions

·     In case of purchasing real property, the Borrower should make a down payment[7], which is to be frozen in the Bank until the loan is disbursed.

·     The Borrower may prefer not to make the down payment, instead pledging additional real property; in which case the Loan amount should not exceed the real property’s appraised market value along with maintenance of the Loan-to-Value ratio at 70%.

·     In case of purchasing the real property in the primary housing market,  as a document confirming the down payment the Borrower can submit the developer’s receipt stating the advance payment and/or advance payment agreements/contracts.

·     In case of obtaining the right of first offer, the loan may be secured by the right of first offer, in which case the Bank may require that the funds entered in the developer’s special account be pledged by the developer in favor of the Bank in order to ensure the following:

a.   fulfillment of developer’s commitment to hand over the real property to the buyer as their own property as soon as the building is complete,

b.  fulfillment of the developer’s commitment to return the down payment to the buyer in case of termination of  the agreement on right of first offer of property in the house under construction,

c. fulfillment of the buyer’s commitment to register the Bank’s security interest upon completion of the construction of the house and acquisition of a real property ownership certificate.

Timeframe for making decisions on approving or rejecting the loan application

·     The decision on approval or rejection of the loan application is made within 10 (ten) business days upon submission of the full package of preliminary documents required by the Bank

·     The loan is provided to the Borrower in case of the Bank’s positive decision within 2 (two) business days upon completion of the pledging process.

[1] In case the property insurance is executed by the Bank rather than by the customer (is implemented starting the second year of the loan agreement), the mentioned interest rate + 0.2%.
[2] In case the property insurance is executed by the Bank rather than by the customer (is implemented starting the second year of the loan agreement), the mentioned interest rate + 0.2%
[3] In calculation of the Loan-to-Value ratio, we take into consideration the real property appraisal and acquisition value, whichever is less.
[4] A collateral value of an unfinished house (to be bought from the developer)  is the price indicated in the developer’s reference which is stated thereafter in the purchase and sale contract
[5] If the Customer has a loan in foreign currency, then up to 70% of the appraised value.
[6] If the Customer has a loan in foreign currency, then up to 70% of the appraised value.
[7] In the amount of difference between the acquisition value and the loan amount.