The long Easter weekend certainly didn’t slow the pace down within the mortgage world – and of course alongside this there was the surprise announcement of a snap General Election to shake things up further.
Atom Bank’s massive rate cuts are still featuring heavily in the industry headlines as the lender pulled its lowest ever five-year fix. And the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) unveiled its proposed fees for 2017/18.
The second charge sector is proving a serious talking point at present, while retention proc fees and new lenders and product launches also grabbed attention.
Atom Bank explains massive rate cut – exclusive
FCA broker fees calculator for 2017/18 goes live
Atom Bank pulls five-year 1.29% fixed rate mortgage
PM Theresa May calls snap General Election for June 8
Tesco Bank confirms retention fees
Precise launches ‘market disrupting’ pay rate-assessed five-year fix
Key Retirement sold to Partners Group
FCA proposes mortgage broker fee cut of 10%
Don’t blame brokers for not embracing seconds – TFC
Foundation Home Loans expands into residential lending – exclusive
Owain Thomas is Features and Contributing Editor at Mortgage Solutions. He has previously covered the protection and mortgage industry, more recently he edited Workplace Savings and Benefits, and HRD Connect.
Owain won the Financial Healthcare Journalist of the Year (B2B) at the Headline Money Awards in 2014 and 2016. He also won the Protection Review's Journalist of the Year award in 2012.