Loans worth over 17 million manat issued through AMF

Business Materials 6 April 2011 17:46 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, April 7 / Trend N.Ismayilova /

Mortgage loans worth 17.2 million manat were issued through the Azerbaijan Mortgage Fund (AMF), acting under the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, in January-March 2011, the AMF said on Wednesday.

Total amount of refinancing loans issued by banks earlier amounted to 15.2 million manat. Some 2.6 million manat of 14 million manat envisaged in the 2011 state budget for financing the social mortgage has been issued since the beginning of the year.

Some 72 percent of total loans (41 percent of borrowers were aged 18-29, 31 percent were aged 30-35) fall to young people and young families. Some 28 per cent of loans fall to borrowers over 36 years-old.

Under the AMF's terms, the maximum amount of the issuance of conventional mortgages in Azerbaijan is 50,000 manat at a rate of eight percent and for 25 years. But the amount in the social mortgage is 35,000 manat, at an annual rate of four percent and the term - 30 years.

Initial fee for the ordinary and concessional loans is 15 percent.

Conditions of the mortgage lending are as the following: loans must be issues in the national currency with manats and only to Azerbaijani citizens, and an object of the mortgage can only be an apartment or private houses, volume of the mortgage lending must not exceed 85 percent of the market price, monthly payment for a loan must not exceed 70 percent of debtor's monthly income, as well as presence of an agreement on life insurance and others.

Preferable conditions are granted to members of families of war victims, families of national heroes, internally displaced persons, civil servants with at least a three-year experience, candidates PhD and PhD, persons making special contributions to sport, as well as militaries with at least a three-year service term.

Each family having the right to a lax mortgage loan can use this chance only for one time.
At present, AMF has 22 authorized banks.

The official exchange rate is 0.7924 manat to $1 on April 6.