I have 12 mortgages with the Bank of Ireland previously Bristol and West. I have been on a base rate tracker of 1.75% above base, but now Bank of Ireland are using some fine print claiming they have to recapitalise and saying the ‘new differential will be 4.49%.
How can I fight back?”
The original policy wording seems to be:
Charging interest at a tracker rate
(j) Unless we change the differential (if any) under condition 6 (n), we will not change the tracker rate unless the base rate changes.
(m) in condition 6 (n):
– a “positive differential” means a percentage which we add to the base rate to arrive at the tracker rate; and a “negative differential” means a percentage which we subtract from the base rate to arrive at the tracker rate.
(n) We may reduce a positive differential or increase a negative differential at our discretion by giving you not less than seven days written notice. This means that we can change the differential in a way that is favourable to you.
The above seems to indicate that they can reduce the rate in my favour, but not give them the right to increase it. Am I correct?
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