This week’s mortgage news was headlined by someone used to topping the bill in packed concerts.
Instead, Sir Bob Geldof was a hit with readers after his performance at an Intrinsic event.
Elsewhere, the news that Parliament will debate the use of rent receipts as supporting evidence for mortgage affordability drew interest – as did moves by a couple of lenders.
And there was of course chancellor Philip Hammond’s screeching u-turn on his main Budget announcement increasing National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed.
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Parliament to consider using rent as mortgage evidence for FTBs
Challenger bank goes live with over-55s interest-only mortgage
BM Solutions cuts BTL stress rate on five-year fixes
Sports stars lose out in mortgage stakes
Bank of Scotland mortgage prisoner trapped on £2m self-cert deal wins fight to switch
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