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New York USA — General manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Earl Jarrett has assured retirees here that their age "will not be a determining factor" in securing a home loan from the mortgage giant.
Jarrett, who was in New York for a Forum on Major Infrastructure Projects and Investment opportunities for Jamaicans in the Diaspora, was responding to concerns by many retirees in the Jamaican community in and around New York, about difficulties obtaining mortgages from some financial institutions in their homeland.
In an interview last week, Jarrett told the Jamaica Observer that all applicants for mortgages were considered on the same basis, and that the determining factor in securing a loan was in the ability of the client to repay that loan.
"Our company recognises that persons over the age of retirement are also entitled to a mortgage loan once they meet the requirements," said Jarrett who also noted that, like anyone else, "if they default on their payments the property will still be there". He noted that his company had assisted many people who had passed the age of retirement to secure their homes over the years.
The Forum was sponsored by Jamaica National which Jarrett described as the largest of its kind in the Caribbean.
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