A view of semi-detached homes in the Willesden neighbourhood of northwest London
A view of semi-detached homes in the Willesden neighbourhood of northwest London, August 15, 2014. The Bank of England gave a clean bill of health to Britain's controversial flagship mortgage guarantee scheme on Thursday, sparing the government from potential embarrassment in the run-up to a national election. The central bank also formally asked to expand its arsenal of powers to curb mortgage lending for homes and buy-to-let properties, and said it was bringing forward the date when it would put a figure on the maximum leverage banks can have. Picture taken August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS REAL ESTATE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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