When U.S. consumers can’t afford credit, they need a lender
The U.K. is taking steps to address the problem of people who can’t get access to a home mortgage by offering a $100 loan for anyone with no credit history who can demonstrate a need for it.
According to the Financial Times, the government announced Wednesday that people in the UK can borrow a minimum of $100,000 for a down payment on a new home, but they must apply for it on their credit report.
They can also apply for up to $100 million in mortgage-backed securities to be repaid by the buyer, but only if they are approved.
The idea is that the home owner can then earn money on the mortgage as the home is built, rather than simply paying down the loan.
Currently, there are only three options for people to get loans on the national debt: those with a mortgage, those with no debt, and people who are not homeowners.
When the UK first introduced the program, it had no other way of meeting the requirement, but the Financial Services Authority (FSA) said it is now working with lenders to develop the program.
“The new loan offers can be used to help people get the mortgage, but also make sure they have the right credit history, as well as to offer a more flexible approach to borrowers, such as allowing a shorter time to apply and paying back the loan in a lump sum rather than monthly payments,” said Paul Johnson, a spokesman for the FSA.
“It also helps ensure that people with no history are able to get the best deal on a mortgage.”
The FSA is working with Home Capital, the private lending arm of the Government, to develop this new loan.”
It is the first time the government has made such a move.
The Financial Times says that in 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the U.KS, which regulates lending, also said it was considering the loan program.
As a result, in March 2016, the FCA announced that it would begin offering the program for borrowers with no past mortgage debt, a term for people who have no credit histories.
It says it would then allow for a lump-sum repayment and would then pay the borrower the difference.
In the UK, the loan is called a subprime loan and it typically is up to 10 percent of the loan amount.
If the lender offers the loan to someone who has a negative credit history (meaning they are not in an ongoing relationship with their mortgage lender) and their credit score is below 350, the borrower would need to have $1,200 in debt to qualify for the loan, and would need at least $200,000 in equity to qualify.
The Financial Times report states that people who need a subpar credit history can apply for the loans on their own or with a loan servicer.
It says they would need proof of income from a job and would also need proof that they were unable to pay their rent, mortgage, insurance, or bills.
The program is currently available to British homeowners in all areas of the country.