HHSE warns of second wave of arrears

HHSE has warned the government and mortgage lenders to start preparing for a second wave of arrears and repossessions that will hit the UK in the next two years. It says hundreds of thousands of homeowners face being repossessed or falling into arrears as the effects of rising unemployment, higher interest rates and mortgage support schemes ending start to take effect. HHSE has seen a 250 per cent increase in the number of calls to the helpline regarding mortgage arrears in the past year.