Investigating the changes in mortgage loan in the UK retail banking sector : a review of the financial crisis in the resulting implications on households.

Anu, Eunice Tamoh (2016) Investigating the changes in mortgage loan in the UK retail banking sector : a review of the financial crisis in the resulting implications on households. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

In every society around the world, shelter is one of the most basic needs for every human being. Unfortunately, it is not one of the free gifts of nature. This means financing for housing is unavoidable. However, majority of the individuals are unable to achieve this without financial assistance. The recent 2007 financial crisis intervened in the pattern of housing finance which brought some changes in the market for the demand and supply of mortgage loans. This study therefore aims at investigating the extent of these changes and the resulting implications. It further explores households’ choice of mortgage provider and homeownership status. Using a longitudinal study, data was collected for periods before, during and after the financial crisis, with data ranging from 2003 to 2013. Primary and secondary method of data collection was employed in achieving the aims and objectives of the study. Primary data was collected using questionnaires and interviews. The questionnaire involved 320 bank customers while the interviews was done on 43 participants. Out of these 43 participamts, 31 were from the demand side of the study while 12 were mortage advisors. The findings revealed that the three distinct periods had significant differences in their patterns of housing finance. It was also found that households preferred their mortgages to be provided by the high street banks for security reasons with 88.2% of them satisfied with their mortgage providers. Also, initial deposit and increasing house prices were the most important impediment to obtaining a mortgage. Moreover, the claim by the households that the banks were not willing to grant mortgage loan to them was true to an extent as 54.4% of them agreed to the validity of the statement. Finally, the implications of the financial crisis on households as well as homeownership status implications on tenants were generally negative.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial crises, Mortgage loans, Housing finance, Homeownership
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Sandra Stedman
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 14:03
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/670

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