Press release

BSA responds to the Financial Stability Report – December 2021

  • Contact: Katie Wise
  • Tel: 0207 520 5904
  • Created date: 13 December 2021

Commenting on the announcement by the FPC of a consultation on the +3% stress test, Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage and Housing Policy at the BSA said:

“We welcome the Financial Policy Committee's intention to withdraw the affordability stress test for new mortgages. This measure mainly impacts certain borrowers, such as first-time buyers and those looking to buy in the South East, who can clearly afford a mortgage but are hindered by the requirement to test that they could still pay their mortgage if rates were in the region of 6%+.  

"Lenders will continue to check that a mortgage is affordable both now and if interest rates increase in line with market expectations." 


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Katie Wise

Policy & External Affairs Officer

Tel: 0207 520 5904

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