Why the Bank of Mum and Dad is now a top 10 mortgage lender

Loans or gifts from parents are necessary for some young people to get on the housing ladder, but they also serve to entrench the inequality that bedevils Britain

James Moore
Chief Business Commentator
@JimMooreJourno
Monday 26 August 2019 14:37
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Borrowing off parents to buy a house has spiralled to £6.3bn
Borrowing off parents to buy a house has spiralled to £6.3bn

Were the Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) a fully minted PLC, its chief executive would be in line for the sort of bonus people like me regularly criticise.

It’s one of the British housing market’s great success stories.

A study published by life insurer Legal & General and the Centre for Economics and Business Research found that it is now the equivalent of a top 10 mortgage lender. Its growth would make any prospective investor drool.

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