The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited (HKMC) announced today (Friday) that it will introduce a cap of HK$6.8 million on the value of property that can be covered under the Mortgage Insurance Programme (MIP) for all products. As a result, for mortgage loans with MIP cover starting from 70% loan-to-value (LTV) threshold, the maximum loan amount will be reduced from HK$7.2 million to HK$6.12 million. Meanwhile, for mortgage loans with MIP cover starting from 60% LTV threshold, the maximum loan amount will remain at HK$6 million. This change is adopted to take account of the prudential measures for residential mortgage loans announced today by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
The revision will apply to MIP applications with provisional sale and purchase agreement signed on or after 20 November 2010. For homebuyers who have executed the provisional sale and purchase agreement on or before 19 November 2010, their mortgage loan applications may be submitted by the MIP participating banks for processing in accordance with the existing scope and criteria of the MIP.
For enquiries, please call the MIP Hotline (Tel: 2536 0136).
The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited
19 November 2010