Policy overhaul required to help insulate Britain’s heavily-indebted households from rising interest rates

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

Dealing with the household debt hangover must be priority for next Parliament as the end of ‘holiday period’ for borrowing costs draws nearer            A comprehensive plan to help tightly-stretched households manage the transition back to a world of more normal interest rates is laid out today in a wide-ranging report … Continued

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One in 10 mortgagors at risk of being trapped in ‘unaffordable’ borrowing finds new study

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One in ten of today’s mortgagors risk being imprisoned by borrowing deals which are likely to make their repayments unaffordable as interest rates rise over the next four years according to new research from independent think tank the Resolution Foundation. The study suggests that around 770,000 households fall into both of two potentially problematic categories … Continued

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Up to 2 million UK families face perilous debts by 2018

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Britain faces the mounting prospect of a household debt crisis as analysis from independent think tank the Resolution Foundation suggests that a least a million British families, and possibly as many as 2 million, could be spending more than half their disposable income on repayments by 2018 The study uses the latest five-year growth projections … Continued

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Perilous debt levels could push households to the brink if interest rates rise faster than expected

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The number of families in Britain with perilous levels of debt repayments could more than double to 1.2 million if interest rates rise faster than expected in the next four years and household income growth is weak and uneven, according to new Resolution Foundation analysis. The figures suggest that the ongoing squeeze on households could … Continued

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