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Lifestyle questions to secure a mortgage

25 April 2014 Last updated at 18:49 BST

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

The changes are designed to "hardwire common sense" into the mortgage application process, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said.

Simon Gompertz reports.

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