Ethnic minorities' access to mortgages in the UK: The undesirable impact of the Great Financial Crisis

Solomon Y. Deku, Alper Kara, Kay Smith, Mengxue Xia

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Abstract

We examine whether households from ethnic minorities have the same ability to access mortgages in the UK in the period after the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007-2009. Using a large sample of 20,120 households, we find that Black households are less likely to obtain mortgages in comparison to economically similar White households. Comparing our results to previous studies’ findings, we argue that Black households’ inability to access mortgages have deteriorated further in the post-GFC period.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102183
Number of pages8
JournalFinance Research Letters
Early online date29 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 May 2021

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