Credit crunch fears are mostly scare stories

August 2007
Mortgage Strategy;8/13/2007, p29
Trade Publication
The article analyzes whether there is a basis to the fears of credit crunch in the mortgage industry in Great Britain. These fears arise from the problems in the housing sector in the U.S. However, the author opines that this reaction is unfounded and is only based on scare stories. There is little fundamental credit weakness in the British housing market. In fact, analysts find reasons for investors to be confident about in the market.


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