Sub-Prime Lender

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Sub-Prime Lender

A bank or other financial institution that makes loans at interest rates higher than most other loans. Subprime loans are made to borrowers who do not qualify for ordinary loans because of bad credit history or some other reason. There is a higher risk of default on subprime loans. Their prevalence was a significant factor in the 2008 credit crunch. See also: Subprime mortgage.

Sub-Prime Lender

A lender who specializes in lending to sub-prime borrowers.

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These ridiculous sub-prime lenders have somehow slipped through the net and the Nolans are just one example of countless people who have been caught in their trap.
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And Shelter accused sub-prime lenders, who specialise in offering mortgages to borrowers with poor credit histories, of failing to comply with the gover nment call to show patience with families in trouble.
John Puzey, director of housing charity Shelter Cymru, said high house prices and low incomes, which forced those struggling to get on the housing ladder to turn to expensive sub-prime lenders, had conspired to make Wales a repossession hotspot.
It also uncovered irresponsible practices among sub-prime lenders in particular as part of a review of firms, such as failure to check borrower income, and the FSA said it is now considering referring several firms to enforcement action.
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Certainly not those who read yesterday's report from the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), which stated: "Many people who borrowed from sub-prime lenders start to struggle early on in the term of the mortgage, and CAB evidence shows that these lenders are often unwilling to negotiate affordable repayment arrangements with borrowers in difficulties, taking court action for relatively small amounts of arrears, significantly increasing the stress, risks and costs people face.