Shelter briefing - Public attitudes to mortgage reform

By: Nicola Hughes  Published: May 2011


The Financial Services Authority (FSA), an independent regulator, has reviewed the mortgage market and exposed the past failures of lenders. It has proposed new regulations to try and prevent further crises. So far the regulator’s proposals have provoked heated debate, and concern that the rules will lock first time buyers out of the market. But what do the general public think – and do first time buyers agree?


To answer this, Shelter has undertaken a survey of over 2,000 people1 to find out if consumers - particularly first time buyers - support tighter regulation of mortgage lending.


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