On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:23, Robert martin wrote:
> Agreed that there are issues. However all that much really. Changes in
> situation are handled as badly / well as the current interest rate
> changes. Personally I would rather have it that when my repayments went
> up I actually got some benefits from it!
> Re people re locking after there fixed term expires, so be it. The
> issue is to reduce peoples money now rather than in two years time (the
> OCRs effect). Yesterdays rate rise wont effect 50% of the mortgage
> population for 1.5 - 2 yrs, by that time the economy may be quite
The problem with your logic is, that you only get a "one-off" benefit. ie
after the first year everything is just as it was previously.
Your suggestion, that the economy might be different in 2 years , so it's ok
to ignore the future and choose a solution with no on-going benefits, is
rather short-sighted. The economy could be worse in 2 years!
It sounds like programming to the implementation rather than the interface to
> The current OCR system is a much blunter instrument (sledge hammer) than
> my suggestion.
> It is a suggestion and one that will go nowhere as the experts have a
> vested interest to not make it a workable system. I am sure that this
> or something similar could be developed by economists that would work
> nicely alongside the OCR.
> Rob Martin
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> peter@webc... wrote:
> >> It would be a minefield to try to regulate an individual's debt/equity
> >> ratios like that.
> > Agreed. Quite apart from possible rorting, you get in a mess of
> > regulatory trouble to cope with real life needs, such as a change in
> > financial situation requiring an interest-only holiday, or whatever.
> > Sledgehammers are for nuts.
> > cheers,
> > peter
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