Original article by Duncan Hughes
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 34 : 12-Apr-18
Westpac will introduce stricter disclosure criteria for people seeking a home loan from mid-April. Amongst other things, mortgage applications will be required to provide more extensive information on their expenditure in order to qualify for a loan. The move is aimed at cracking down on so-called "liar loans". Independent analysis suggests that about 20 per cent of mortgage applications overstate their income and almost 50 per cent understate their expenditure.
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