To issue or broker mortgages to consumers, firms must have authorisation from FI pursuant to the Mortgage Business Act (2016:1024).
This also applies to firms that today have authorisation to issue or broker loans pursuant to the Certain Consumer Credit-related Operations Act (2014:275), provided that the operations include mortgages. FI uses the term mortgage institutions for firms that received authorisation in accordance with the Mortgage Business Act.
Authorisation to issue or broker mortgages is not needed for firms with authorisation in accordance with the Banking and Financing Business Act (2004:297).
Finansinspektionen's regulations and general guidelines (FFFS 2016:29) regarding mortgage business specify the contents of an application for authorisation.
The fee for an application for authorisation (including the approval of articles of association/by-laws) is SEK 120,000. See the fact box for the payment procedure.
FI also charges an annual supervision fee, which is currently SEK 50,000.
FI makes a decision on the matter within 120 days provided that the application is complete and the fee is paid.
Mortgage credit institutions granted authorisation must notify Finansinspektionen in writing when the operations have commenced.
Mortgage institutions must report information to FI on a quarterly basis.
Do not pay the fee until you have received the administrator letter and reference number from FI.