Lithuania's central bank suggests tougher guidelines for housing loans

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The Bank of Lithuania has presented to market participants its proposals concerning changes to the Responsible Lending Regulations. They would introduce the requirement to responsibly assess customer's risk due to likely interest rate increases, while the proposed shorter maximum maturity of a housing loan would speed up the repayment of the loan and reduce the possibility of over-indebtedness, the Bank of Lithuania said.
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