Refused Credit Mortgages Set To “grow And Grow”
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Refused credit mortgages set to “grow and grow”14/08/2006 16:25:00The sub-prime and near-prime mortgage market is tipped to grow and grow following new research.
A survey commissioned by Alliance & Leicester indicates greater demand for refused credit mortgages could be forthcoming, with four in five brokers expecting the market to grow.
The top reasons for borrowers to seek out a sub-prime or near-prime market are defaulting on debts or credit cards payments or simply having a bad credit rating, the research found.
Figures indicate that Britons are increasingly struggling to manager existing debts, suggesting that the potential market for sub-prime mortgages could swell.
Around two lenders in five report that the typical sub-prime customer is likely to be struggling financially, with many on a low income.
More than 85 per cent of brokers also report that customers are now realising that a sub or near prime mortgage can help rebuild a poor credit score.
Mehrdad Yousefi, head of intermediary mortgages at Alliance & Leicester, said: This market is becoming increasingly competitive with more lenders offering these specialised mortgages.
It is encouraging to see that brokers say their clients know the value of these type of mortgages and that it is a good way of getting potential buyers on the housing ladder while enabling them to repair their credit history by maintaining regular payments on their financial commitments.
Datamonitor estimates that 9.1 million people were refused credit by mainstream lenders in 2005, further indicative of potential growth in the refused credit mortgage market.
Personal debt has already crossed the