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Mortgage Affordability Test Has Been Scrapped By The Bank Of England

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Mortgage borrowing rules have been eased after the Bank of England scrapped an affordability test. The "stress test" forced lenders to calculate whether potential borrowers would be able to cope if interest rates climbed by up to 3%. Removing the test may help some potential borrowers get loans, such as the self-employed or freelance workers.
2 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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The test, introduced post-financial crisis, required borrowers to prove they could still afford their mortgage if interest went 3% above the standard variable rate.

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Mortgage Affordability Test Has Been Scrapped By The Bank Of England

The test was used to help determined whether potential lenders would be able to cope with repayments

2 months ago·Manchester, United Kingdom
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