Sub-prime lending

‘Sub-prime lending', also called ‘non-conforming' loans, refers to loans that cater for those who can't meet the standard income verification and credit history criteria mainstream lenders like banks and mortgage originators use for ordinary borrowers. Such borrowers include those who are self-employed, have a poor credit record or who have recently arrived in Australia. Non-conforming loans are usually at higher interest rates to reflect higher risk of these borrowers.Sub