Claire Bhandhukravi (r) and her son
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Mortgage lifestyle quiz: Car loan 'threw spanner in works'

Mortgage applicants are to face tougher questions about their lifestyle, under new rules that take effect on Saturday.

Homebuyer Claire Bhandhukravi said after applying for a loan for a car, the amount she was allowed to borrow for her mortgage was reduced.

She described the process of applying as a rigorous and "daunting procedure".

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