We are driven by our vision is to deliver affordable housing to Zimbabweans using quality financial services products that facilitate home ownership for all. 

E-mail Us: privilage.zanamwe@nbs.co.zw , mortgages@nbs.co.zw

Designed to provide finance to clients who would like to:

  • Build a residential property
  • Renovate and/or improve a residential property
  • Purchase an existing residential property

Learn About Home Loans

What is a mortgage loan?

A type of loan to buy or build a residential property.  It is also known as a home loan.  Usually long term in nature, mortgages enable you to become a homeowner without having all the cash up front.

Qualifying for a mortgage loan?

There are a number of considerations to qualify for a home loan:

  • having a stable and reliable income.
  • Age stipulation has a bearing on the maximum period that the loan can operate which is gauged against time to retirement at NBS.
  • As a guide, total monthly mortgage loan repayments should not exceed 40% of gross monthly income so that the client is not financially burdened.

Mortgage Loan Deposit

The deposit or down payment is the money paid as the client’s contribution or commitment towards the purchase of the residential property.  In most cases it is required upfront and the larger the deposit paid, the cheaper the monthly loan repayment becomes.

Mortgage Loan Repayment

This is the amount the client pays every month towards the mortgage loan.  It includes the payment of interest and the loan principal.

Insurance Cover on the Mortgage Loan

Protection that is incorporated into mortgage loan and includes (i) Homeowners Cover to safeguard against damage to the property and (ii) Life Cover in case the borrower is unable to repay the mortgage loan due to death or a debilitating condition.

Collateral/Security for a mortgage loan

The borrower promises collateral or security in the case that they stop making payments on the loan.  With a mortgage, the collateral is the residential property which the lender can repossess in a process called foreclosure.

Requirements for a Mortgage Loan Application

Related to the Applicant

  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • Identity Document
  • Proof of Residence
  • 3 month’s bank statement
  • Proof of Income
  • Letter of Introduction from Employer
  • Declaration/statements of other loans and borrowings (from other financial institutions, for example)

 Related to the Property

  • Agreement of Sale
  • Title Deed of property being purchased or improved
  • Bill of Quantity (for building loan)
  • Copy of Approved Plan (for building loan)

Other Requirements

  • Fully completed Application Form
  • Loan Application Fee
  • NBS Account into which income is deposited
  • Deposit – being the client’s financial contribution to the purchase price of the property.
  • Legal Fees – to cover the costs of bond registration and conveyancing, that is transfer of the property from one owner to another

Advice for Building, Remodelling or Buying A Residential Property

  • Tip One: While you desire a dream home, it is important to know your spending limits.  Concentrate on your short-term needs vis-à-vis your present income to avoid being financially squeezed.  Keeping your budget modest will also enable you to deal adequately with expenses that arise unexpectedly.
  • Tip Two: Use our mortgage loan calculator to determine how much you qualify for and what you can afford.  Bear in mind that apart from the mortgage loan costs, there will be other expenses incurred in the building, renovating, or purchasing process such as legal fees, tax, insurance and getting plan approvals.
  • Tip Three: Know your requirements and the type of property suitable for you, your family and lifestyle. Consider size, number, layout, and flow of rooms as well as desired location in relation to proximity to amenities like public transport, workplace, and children’s schools.
  • Tip Four: Based on your research, consolidate your plans with the assistance of professionals in the field.  When purchasing a home or undertaking construction, it is advisable to seek the expertise of a reputable Estate Agent or Building Contractor.
  • Tip Five: Approach NBS to get guidance and financial assistance.  Apply for a mortgage loan and submit all the required support documentation.

Home Loan Calculator

Available to individuals who own property and would like to borrow funds against this.

Features and Benefits:

  • Borrow funds up to the 50% of the value of own property.
  • Property to have Title Deeds.
  • Loan tenure – minimum 5 years and maximum of 25 years
  • Charges and fees for Application, Valuation, Legal and Establishment of Loan

Loans given to employees against employer investments as well as members of pension funds accessing mortgages backed by investment of a percentage of their pension funds.

Features and Benefits:

  • No additional deposit required
  • Receipt of a tangible benefit based on contribution from employer or pension fund

Loan Application Requirements:

  • Fully completed Loan Application Form
  • Copy of National Identity Document
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of income
  • 3 months’ bank statement
  • Statements of all current borrowings and loans

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