October 19, 2009
Homebuyers could be forced to provide detailed information about the amount of money they spend on alcohol each month to qualify for a new mortgage under a new clampdown on reckless lending.
In a sweeping review of the mortgage market published today, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) said lenders needed to be far more rigorous about their financial checks of potential borrowers.
It said lenders should delve deeper into homebuyers’ personal spending including the amount they spend on alcohol and tobacco.
Spending on shoes, clothes and childcare could also be assessed under a new, industry-wide “affordability test”.
This article was posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 at 4:03 pm