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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Owain Thomas is features and contributing editor of Mortgage Solutions and editor of Specialist Lending Solutions.
He also has experience in the protection, pensions, workplace benefits and HR areas.
Owain has won two Headline Money Awards and the Protection Review's Journalist of the Year award.