Bank offers 40-year home loans to counteract rising house prices

Keiyo Bank, headquartered in Chiba City, is rolling out a home loan product with a maximum repayment term of up to 40 years. Up until now, the maximum loan term was 35 years. Although a longer loan term results in higher interest paid in total, the monthly repayments will be slightly less, lowering the bar for younger home buyers to qualify.

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Debt relief for homeowners could arrive in December

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) is firming up plans that would reduce or exempt home loan repayments for struggling borrowers. These are extraordinary measures that would apply to those who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact, and help to prevent home foreclosures and personal bankruptcies.

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Flat 35 Home Loan Report for 2018

On July 12, the Japan Housing Finance Agency released its annual report on Flat 35 home loans. The report gives us a look at what type of homes people are buying and how much they are spending on them. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting changes in borrowing that have taken place over the past 10 years.

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