Scottish homeowners get government mortgage help



In Scotland, homeowners have been given help by the government, as two new mortgage schemes are launched. One deal allows the government to take a financial stake in the home of those who may be about to be made homeless, while the second scheme helps people threatened with repossession stay in their homes as tenants of a social landlord. The schemes are costing the Scottish government £35 million. HHSE Scotland said the schemes should be promoted more, as research has found that many people did not know about them.