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Mortgage Solutions’ most read stories this week – 28/08/2015

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Mortgage Solutions’ most read stories this week – 28/08/2015
Each Friday, Mortgage Solutions rounds up the most popular articles on the website over the past week. What did you miss?

Ex-Barclays Finlay preparing to launch New Street Mortgages

The ex-MD of intermediary channel at Barclays, David Finlay is part of the Acenden team readying to launch specialist lender, New Street Mortgages.

Landlords don’t need to act hastily on tax changes – Baker Tilly

Buy-to-let investors have time to mull over the summer Budget announcement that basic rate tax relief will be limited to 20% and 25%, experts say.

The ‘unsung heroes’ of MMR

There is no doubt that the ‘unintended consequences’ of MMR are now working their way through the mortgage market and are being felt especially by first time residential home buyers, writes Simon Checkley.

The impact of China’s turbulent stock markets on UK mortgages

The global impact of turbulence within China’s stock market over recent weeks could delay the beginning of a Bank Base Rate rise, potentially bringing UK mortgage rates back down to rock-bottom levels, writes Hannah Uttley.

EU review may see fixed-rate mortgage availability cut – Tony Ward

Tony Ward, president and CEO at Clayton Euro Risk, looks at how new policies being shaped by the EU could mean that Britain’s smaller lenders may find it too expensive to continue providing fixed-rate mortgages.

Here’s some more you may have missed…

Vernon BS launches interest-only equity release range

Vernon Building Society dipped its toe into the equity release market with the addition of two lifetime interest-only mortgages to its product range.

Corbyn’s anti-austerity politics gains backing from economists

Over 40 economists including ex-MPC member David Blanchflower have signed a letter backing Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity policies.

Bank of Scotland tops mortgage complaints

Bank of Scotland was the most complained about financial business relating to mortgages in the first half of 2015, data published by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) reveals.

Profile: James Tucker, Twenty 7 Tec

As a start-up company, targeting an established market served by two technology giants is a venture most experienced entrepreneurs might dismiss as naïve or overly-ambitious. But for Twenty7Tec, it seems to be paying off, writes Samantha Partington.

Relatives of infamous fraudster jailed for mortgage scam

Two brothers and a sister-in-law of a criminal who was jailed for fraudulently building his own ‘Buckingham Palace’ in Pakistan, have been imprisoned for their part in a mortgage scam.

 

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