Though the economy is at its lowest it has ever been in this country there are some people who have found ways to still purchase a home for the first time. The reason why people have been able to make such a grand purchase is because the mortgage interest rates have gone down astronomically. With the mortgage interest rates being so low the payments for a person’s mortgage is cut almost in half. Though this is good for the consumer who has the opportunity to purchase a home the banks are suffering.
As a result of the banks cutting their interest rates so low on their mortgages just to get customers they are losing investors. The investors are the people who would put their money into the bank so that the bank itself can make money off of their interest earned in the investments. Bank investments were once seen as a safe place to invest your money but now investors are seeing that their return on the interest is not worth investing in the first place. As a result of the low return on interest that bank investors are experiencing they are withdrawing their money which is causing banks to lose money. Because the banks are losing money they have no choice but to lower interest rates on mortgages so that they can get customers because this is now becoming their greater source of earning money instead of the investors.