Abbey became the final large lender to withdraw 100% mortgages this week.
Prior to the credit crunch, borrowers were able to borrow up to 125% of the property value. Like other riskier types of borrowings such as sub-prime mortgages, product providers have removed these loans from their books.
it will casuse probelems for 2 types of lenders
1 First time buyers who don't have a deposit.
2 Buyers who took out 100% mortgages in the good times and now won't be able to get a new remortgage deal especially those on interst only mortgages. Their mortgages are likely to increase considerably.