Mortgage Credit Directive Course

The EU Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) applies to all businesses dealing with first-charge, second-charge, and buy-to-let mortgages.

The MCD exists to protect consumers and covers credit agreements and lending solely or predominantly secured on residential immovable property.

Our Mortgage Credit Directive Course explains the procedural requirements and documentation related to mortgage credit.

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Mortgage Credit Directive

About this Course

This SCORM-compatible course is part of our FCA Compliance Library.

The library is available in the Skillcast Standard plan for larger companies or Skillcast Basic plan for those with under 50 learners.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Explain what the EU Mortgage Credit Directive is
  • Understand how MCD impacts first charge, second charge and buy-to-let mortgages
  • Comply with the documentation and procedural requirements of the MCD

Latest Course Updates

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Full review conducted by an FCA expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course

Course outline


What is Mortgage Credit Directive?

- Background

Impact on MCOB

Second Charge Mortgages

- What is a Second Charge Mortgage?

Addressing the risks

- Exercise: Addressing the risks

Buy-to-let mortgages

Business versus consumer

What is CBTL?

Regulated mortgages

- Exercise: What is CBTL?

Lifetime mortgages

Changes to standards

Annual Percentage Rate of Charge

European Standardised Information Sheet (ESIS)

KFI, ESIS or Both?

Financial Promotions

Initial Disclosure


Execution-only sales

Consideration period

- Exercise: Consideration period

Foreign Currency (FC) Mortgages

Training & Competence (T&C)

Applying for permissions




Course Specifications



Approximately 30-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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