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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Mortgages: Interest Rates 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 recent steps he has taken to enable mortgage customers who were trapped when their mortgages were sold to vulture funds to take advantage of lower interest rates; and if he will launch an inquiry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury recognises that mortgage prisoners can be in a difficult and sometimes stressful situation. However, the servicer of these mortgages must be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This means that customers are protected by the FCA’s principle of Treating Customers Fairly; their Mortgage Conduct of Business rules; and customers have recourse to the Financial Ombudsman Service.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury has also worked closely with the FCA to consider how to remove the regulatory barriers that might prevent some customers from accessing better deals.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA are now consulting on changes that will move the required affordability assessment from an absolute test to a relative one. This will enable lenders to more easily accept switching consumers, providing they are up-to-date with repayments and are not borrowing more.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA consultation closes on 26 June 2019.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-06-06T13:14:54.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T13:14:54.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this