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FSA rules out ban on interest-only mortgages

FSA rules out ban on interest-only mortgages

Speculation that the Financial Services Authority would ban interest-only mortgages as part of its Mortgage Market Review has proved to be unfounded. However, lenders will be required to monitor the performance of the investment product taken out by the customer to repay the mortgage at the end of its term. Investments are performing poorly because [...]

May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Co-operative Bank ends interest-only mortgages

Co-operative Bank ends interest-only mortgages

The Co-operative Bank will stop offering interest-only mortgages from next Tuesday, but the decision will not affect existing customers. A recent report by the Independent on Sunday suggested that a quarter of a million people with interest-only mortgages will reach retirement age by the end of the decade with a substantial capital debt still to [...]

May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Mortgage lending 4% higher in February

Mortgage lending 4% higher in February

Mortgage lending increased by 4 per cent in February, compared with the previous month, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The number of loans made for house purchase increased to 36,600, representing a year-on-year rise of 17 per cent. There was also growth in the number of first-time buyer [...]

April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Nationwide restricts interest-only mortgages

Nationwide restricts interest-only mortgages

The Nationwide Building Society has become the latest lender to tighten lending criteria on interest-only mortgages, which are estimated to account for around 40 per cent of mortgages in Britain. The building society currently offers interest-only mortgages to residential customers with 25 per cent equity in their property. From tomorrow, only customers with 50 per [...]

March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More