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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Mortgages more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to improve access to the mortgage market for underserved groups. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stalybridge and Hyde more like this
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Jonathan Reynolds more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to maintaining an accessible mortgage market. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is responsible for regulating the market and protecting consumers, found in their Mortgage Market Study, published March 2019, that the market is working well and that consumers have access to mortgages that are suitable and affordable.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA recognises that lenders should have flexibility to decide what type of evidence of income they can accept from customers, including those who are self-employed or have alternative sources of income.</p><p> </p><p>Many lenders also offer custom mortgage products designed for contractors or the self-employed. These commonly include features designed to account for income volatility, such as the ability to make capital repayments at any time, or income assessments using averaged figures to smooth out monthly variations.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond the FCA’s regulations, decisions around the type and availability of mortgage products are commercial decisions for lenders, and the Government does not seek to intervene in these decisions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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