On 21 July 2022, the European Central Bank announced an increase of 0.50% in the ECB Refinancing Rate (the ‘ECB Rate’).
As a result, Tracker Mortgage rates will increase for all Tracker Mortgage customers by 0.50%. This change will take effect for Tracker customers in their September repayment and we will write to all Tracker Mortgage customers in August confirming the new interest rate.
How does a tracker mortgage work?
A tracker mortgage ‘tracks’ changes to the ECB rate. If the ECB decides to increase or decrease its rate, the rate on the Tracker Mortgage will go up or down by the same percentage.
My tracker mortgage repayment is increasing. Why is this happening?
The ECB has increased its rate by 0.50%. This means the tracker mortgage rate is going up by 0.50%.
How will I be informed of the changes to my Tracker Mortgage interest rate?
We will write to all customers to inform them of the changes to their Tracker Mortgage interest rate from early August.
I pay by direct debit. What do I need to do?
The direct debit for your mortgage will automatically change, so you don’t have to do anything.
I pay my mortgage by standing order. What do I need to do?
You will need to amend your standing order to reflect the increased mortgage repayment.
You will need to contact your Bank to make this amendment.
I have a variable or a fixed rate mortgage - are these rates changing?in
Our Standard Variable Rate, LTV Variable Rates and Fixed Rates are unchanged. Details of our mortgage rates are available on our website.
You can visit: https://www.ebs.ie/mortgages/mortgage-interest-rates
Due to the recent coverage around increasing mortgage interest rates, I am concerned about missing future payments on my mortgage
If you are concerned about your current mortgage repayments, or if you are already in arrears on your repayments, you can speak to a Mortgage Master in your local EBS Office or can speak to us by calling 0818 330 044.
Alternatively, you can visit https://www.ebs.ie/worried-about-missing-a-payment
What other rate options are there?
We have wide range of competitive rate options available for customers. Please visit our website for more information. https://www.ebs.ie/mortgages/mortgage-interest-rates