FSA Tells Lenders to Expect More Repossessions

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The FSA told UK mortgage lenders this week to expect a massive rise in repossessions and defaults on payments.

In a twist whose irony will not be lost of the tens of thousands of UK victims of home repossession, many lenders are now in trouble and unable to refinance their debts, in the same way that many of their customers have been refused remortgage finance to service theirs.

Of course, the difference is that the individual homeowner facing repossession loses their home, whereas the banks facing similar situations get bailed out by public money, including taxes paid by the very homeowners who were repossessed.

It shows the old adage to be true that if you owe £5000 it’s your problem, if you owe £50 million it’s the bank’s problem.

Or in this case the Government’s.