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Mis-sold Mortgages

Mis-sold Mortgages

The mortgage industry has seen a great deal of change over the last 20 years and remains an important and influencing sector within the UK economy. In 1995 a change towards risk and lending criteria became a headline as Kensington Mortgage Company entered the market offering mortgages via mortgage packagers and brokers to borrowers who had experienced financial difficulty; this became known as sub-prime lending.

Many experts have blamed this type of lending as the cause for the ‘financial crash’ and the demise of Lehman Brothers in 2008. The problem is becoming clearer today as the results of the FSA’s Mortgage Market Review revealed widespread mis-selling of mortgages; lenders have received heavy fines for breaches of strict regulation (MCOB) introduced in 2004. Mis-sold mortgages have left thousands of borrowers trapped as mortgage prisoners; many are demanding access to justice.

What is a mortgage?

Obligation of the Adviser or Sales Person for mis-sold Mortgages

How was this service mis-sold?

Compensation

Additional Information

Downloadable PDF’s and Links

Mortgage Market Review

Provided by the Financial Services Authority (FSA)

Mortgage Home and Finance Source Book [MCOB]

Provided by the Financial Services Authority (FSA)

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