What the papers say - 23rd and 24th May 2009

Several of the articles in this weekend’s financial press looked at the difficulties faced by both potential and existing borrowers in the current climate. The Guardian reported on the lack of availability of shared ownership mortgages to anyone who doesn’t have a perfect credit score, while the Independent and the Times both discussed the increasing fear of repossession.

On a more positive note, the new Lloyds TSB ‘Lend a Hand’ mortgage featured heavily once again, with the Telegraph, Guardian and Sunday Express all looking at the pros and cons of the deal. The Sunday Times went into more detail, discussing this deal as well as alternatives for parents considering helping their child get onto the property ladder.

Elsewhere there was advice on ways to improve your home in a bid to attract potential buyers, with the emphasis being on keeping it simple.

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