David Cameron Asks Mortgage Lenders Not to Repossess

From BBC 11/12/2007

“Many experts are predicting that the housing market will slow
Home loans became even more expensive to re-pay in October because of higher interest rates and rising house prices, the Council of Mortgage Lenders said.

The CML said that interest repayments swallowed up 20.6% of first-time buyers’ monthly incomes.

That was up from 20.4% in September and the highest level since 1991.

Meanwhile, Conservative leader David Cameron will ask banks to do more to help householders avoid repossession when their fixed rate mortgages end.

Mr Cameron wants the industry to take a more sympathetic attitudes to borrowers who get into arrears, and to plan now to deal with an expected flood of home owners who might be facing repossession.  ”

Let’s hope that the banks take some notice of Mr Cameron.