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Why Quinta Finance?

Quinta Finance has established itself as the leading mortgage brokerage company in Portugal and offers all its clients a completely free service. Below are just some of the reasons how you can benefit from using Quinta Finance.

Qualified advisors

Our team of qualified advisors prides itself in offering bespoke and cost effective mortgage solutions tailored to your needs.

Wealth of expertise

With over 30 years of experience in the investment, lending and private banking industry in the UK, Switzerland and Portugal.

We speak your language

Our experts are fluent in English and German and will explain the mechanics of the Portuguese mortgage industry in terms you will understand.

Local knowledge

As we are based in Portugal, our clients can remain assured that they will receive the latest updates in what is a fast hanging environment.

Comprehensive report

Our clients are guaranteed that every financing option currently available will be presented in a comprehensive, free report, along with a break down of all associated property taxes and other buying costs.

Independent advice

We are an independent company and due to our longstanding relationships with the lenders, we enjoy the full support of the leading banks in Portugal which is reflected in our very high approval record.

Market access

Our position as the preferred partner for the banks in Portugal ensures that you have access to the most competitive mortgage options that are currently available.

Personalised service

We pride ourselves in providing a friendly and personalised service throughout the process; we make sure that any application is well coordinated between all the parties involved in the process.

Quinta Finance offers you a full range of services:

  • A comprehensive mortgage report
  • Mortgage investment strategies
  • Access to a large selection of available mortgage products
  • Mortgage affordability calculations
  • Fully independent advice
  • Bespoke solutions to mitigate foreign exchange risk
  • Negotiate tailor made mortgage structures
  • Regular updates throughout the process
  • Central liaison point between all parties during the process
  • Overview of all local property taxes and mortgage rules
  • Opening of bank account with online facility
  • Excellent after sales care service

Testimonials from just some of the many satisfied clients that we have assisted to secure financing for their home in the sun over the last decade can be found here.

We can assist you with the following types of mortgages:

The banks offer mortgages for acquisition, construction and equity release.

The most common types of mortgages are on a capital repayment basis with a variable or fixed interest rate.

For an indication of the monthly cost of the required mortgage, please consult our mortgage calculator.

The only additional cost will be the building insurance premium. Building insurance is required by all lenders and cover for fire and flood is mandatory.

Some lenders also require life insurance cover. We will advise of such a requirement when providing you with the initial simulations.

For a detailed list of the required documentation please click here.

Most banks offer a maximum mortgage term of 50 years for Portuguese residents and 30 years for non-residents.

The maximum age upon maturity of the mortgage is generally 80 for residents and 75 for non-residents.

Mortgages can be repaid early at any time during the loan term.

The early redemption penalty for a variable acquisition mortgage is 0.50% (as per the rule of the Bank of Portugal) and 2% for a fixed rate mortgage.

The interest rates of a Portuguese variable rate mortgages is linked to either the 3 or 6 month Euribor rate and increased by the margin (spread) that the bank applies.

This Euribor rate is set by a panel of European banks on a daily basis and is generally an indicator as to what rate European banks will lend to each other at (in the UK they use the London inter bank offer rate (LIBOR). Euribor rates can be accessed on the following site

In the case of the three month Euribor rate, your mortgage repayments will be fixed for three months at the prevailing rate at the day you sign the mortgage deed, thereafter, every three months later the bank will apply the average rate of the three month Euribor rate to your mortgage from the previous month.

The interest rate margin (spread) will be confirmed on the day the mortgage is approved and will be fixed for the term of the loan.

The bank will lend up to 80% of the lower of the valuation price or the purchase price of your chosen property. The mortgage approval will be based on various affordability ratios that the banks apply.

The bank will require proof of your income as per your latest tax return / P60 and a credit report for confirmation of existing liabilities. As a rule of thumb, 30% of your net income can be attributed to mortgage repayments (including the new mortgage in Portugal).

Building insurance

Building insurance is a mandatory requirement when taking out a Portuguese mortgage. The minimum cover required is generally against fire and floods. The insurance premium will be based on the re-construction value of the property.

Life insurance

Some banks require life insurance cover for either the main applicant or both mortgage applicants. We will advise you of such a mandatory requirement when providing you with the mortgage proposal document.

If life insurance is not required by the chosen lender you may wish to arrange such cover in your home country.

Content insurance

Content insurance is not mandatory when obtaining a mortgage but should be arranged when taking possession of your property.

Public liability cover

Public liability cover should be considered when intending to rent out the property. Public liability cover is an optional cover under the content insurance.