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AMI calls for more after rate freeze

AMI calls for more after rate freeze

Category: Mortgages

Updated: 14/04/2009
First Published: 14/04/2009

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The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has called on the Government to provide more help for consumers following the decision to freeze interest rates at 0.5 per cent.

The Bank of England's Monetary Committee voted to maintain the level of the base rate last week, following six consecutive months of reductions.

Robert Sinclair, director at AMI, said that despite the Bank's decision, people with high loan-to-value mortgages, poor credit ratings or too small a deposit still needed assistance.

"The Bank of England has kept its hands in its pockets and said steady as she goes.

"We are now waiting for the Chancellor to grasp the tiller and provide direction for the UK mortgage market to help thousands of ordinary people trapped by the continuing lack of liquidity in the mortgage market," he added.

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