Mortgage holders DSV put to extra costs
25.000 private housing proprietors with a mortgage at the bankrupt DSB Bank will be confronted with an extra high mortage interest or a high leave fine.
That is the consequence of the interest rate policy that the curators have determined and old, unfavorable consumer conditions of the former DSB Bank. Vereniging Eigen Huis stated that on Wednesday. In both cases the damage for the customers can cost many thousands of euros. Customers wanting to switch their mortgage to another bank, will face a high leaving fine. The old DSB- conditions state that their customers receive a 3,5% fine of the total mortgage sum when they leave DSB within ten years.
This fine hasn’t been scrapped, which is an exception. Almost every bank allows their customers at the end of the fixed interest period to switch banks.
The VEH will ask minister Jan Kees de Jager (Finances) to make sure that 25000 mortgage customers won’t be handicapped longer. In the television show Nieuwsuur, Ben Knüppe (curator at DSB) said that the mortgage interest will drop at the end of June. How much the percentage would be is still unclear.