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95% LTV products more than double in a year

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The number of mortgage products offering maximum Loan to Values of 95% has more than doubled over the past year, from 27 to 61 today.

Research from financial information firm Moneyfacts has shown that deals with a maximum LTV of 90% have also increased to 316 today compared to 228 this time last year, an increase of 43%.

A spokeswoman for Moneyfacts, said:

“Over the past couple of years we have seen the high LTV mortgage market stage something of a comeback, mainly due to high demand from borrowers with limited deposits.

“The first-time buyer market is often considered to be the life-blood of the housing market and mortgage lenders recognise this. Risk is still a major factor, however, and the majority of mortgages with high LTVs require the financial backing from a third party, such as a guarantor, as well as strict credit checks and lending criteria.”