- Language: English
- 47 Pages
- Published: April 2012
- Region: United Kingdom
Scenario Analysis Report Says U.K. Mortgage Borrowers May Be Between A Rock And A Hard Place Nov 11
- Published: November 2011
- Standard & Poors
LONDON (Standard & Poor's) Nov. 22, 2011--The credit performance of U.K. mortgage borrowers could deteriorate in a wide range of economic scenarios--including not only a renewed recession, but also a stronger recovery accompanied by rising interest rates--according to a scenario analysis report Standard & Poor's Ratings Services published today. U.K. mortgage arrears and repossession rates have declined modestly since mid-2009, but some market participants have questioned whether record low interest rates are keeping mortgage arrears artificially suppressed. "Rate rises seemed imminent in the first half of 2011, raising concerns that some borrowers might start struggling to make their mortgage payments," said credit analyst Mark Boyce. "More recently, however, mounting evidence of stagnation in the U.K. economy has turned the spotlight...
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