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I always wondered what would happen to all those endowment mortgages were customers cashed in their policies with cash rewards and didn't apply them to the loan? Now we have an answer. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/banks-turn-equity-release-providers-bail-problem-interest-only/
This is a good article that also talks about the mortgage stress test and how to avoid it. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/borrowers-feel-pain-rate-rise-hits-home-avoid-stress-test/
Planning to buy a home, or switch your existing mortgage? Prepare to answer a litany of questions, spend hours at the bank and endure forensic analysis of your daily spending habits. Even after jumping through all those hoops, success is not guaranteed, as there are now strict affordability rules that force lenders to ensure borrowers will be able to afford to pay their mortgage in the future. The main bulk of the current rules surrounding lending came into force in 2014 through the Mortgage Market Review, which
This article goes on to say that the government should provide state loans so young people do not need to rent. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/29/housing-renting-mortgages-loans-home-ownership-first-time-buyers?CMP=fb_gu The purposely seems to run in the same manor as student loans. I am not sure if this is a good idea. Where is the government getting the money?
Sir John Cunliffe stated that the Bank of England base could be below 2% for the next 30 years. http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/07/13/bank-england-base-rate-stay-2-30-years/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-mai-house-ad-1307-1531495622 Could this be true? With the amount of debit people are accumulating it makes since to keep rates low in order to avoid a financial collapse but what happens when the debit becomes to overwhelming? Something to ponder
This is a must read for all http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/07/09/one-seven-homeowners-expect-mortgage-70/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-house-advert-mai-first-send-0907-1531129070 1 in 4 of us can expect to be paying for a mortgage after we retire. This is a scary prospect as most of us will be earning much less than we currently earn while working. What about people who rent??? I think it would be foolish for us to think that the Government will provided enough benefits
A must read !!! http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/06/26/brokers-vent-frustration-lenders-change-minds-deals/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-editorial-2606-first-send-1530007829 The article states that there is a break down between the Business Development Managers and the underwriters that results in a case being turn down and the broker looking foolish.
Please read this article http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/06/25/mortgage-lenders-quietly-relaxing-criteria-brokers-say/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-editorial-2506-first-send-1529920650 Excellent! Lenders are loosing up there criteria but, it does not mean that they are lending like they did before the credit crunch. They are allowing you to borrow a little more based on your income and some are small building societies are falling in line with other financial