One of the more extreme versions of mortgage broker fraud drew many readers’ attention this week.
The scam was eventually discovered by the victim – the broker’s mother. And it was all to impress a girl.
The ongoing lender rate war was among other key industry stories. Yorkshire Building Society grabbed headlines by releasing the lowest ever mortgage rate, while one of the big five also made cuts. But brokers remain unconvinced that this can last for too long.
Lender technology appears to be a regular frustration for many brokers. And while it may not be spoken out loud, how to eventually exit the industry is also a key concern.
Ex-broker forges mum’s signature on mortgage to impress girlfriend
HSBC expands broker reach with two more firms – exclusive
Santander cuts rates and refreshes buy-to-let and resi ranges
Yorkshire Building Society launches lowest ever mortgage deal at 0.89%
Brokers: What’s your firm’s exit strategy?
Rate war signals competition but can only go so far, brokers warn
Lender technology: ‘These are problems that should’ve been resolved years ago’ – Marketwatch
Is credit card debt a bomb waiting to explode? – Benson Hersch
FPC affordability test risks ‘adverse effect’ on housing market, says CML president
Rogue landlords and letting agents to be named and shamed
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.