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Property Ladder: Owners hold equity cushion

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New research from the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed the average loan-to-value ratio on mortgaged property in the UK is less than 60%.



Nearly half of existing borrowers have outstanding mortgage debts equivalent to less than 70% of the value of their home, while a further quarter have an equity cushion of between 10% and 30%.

This means that borrowers overall hold unmortgaged housing wealth worth around £800bn.

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