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1: Treasury’s new bid to boost 95% LTV mortgages

The Government’s intervention in the mortgage market is nothing new but the scale of its recent attempt took many by surprise. In February, Mortgage Strategy revealed the Government was looking to launch a mortgage guarantee scheme on older properties a month before it was announced in the Budget. The scheme is undoubtedly going to have a large part to play in the mortgage market’s continued improvement this year.

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