Mortgage lenders should look more favourably on people who pay their rent on time, a Treasury minister has said.Stephen Barclay was responding to a petition calling for rent payments to be taken as proof people can meet mortgage payments.He said other factors should still be taken into account, but rent should be given more weight by credit agencies.Petition organiser Jamie Pogson said he had paid £70,000 in rent on time but was still struggling to get a mortgage.

Source: Mortgage lenders ‘should consider rent payment record’ – BBC News