Technology firms have been making the headlines this week, and whether the market agrees with their ideas or not, they are certainly the focus of much debate.
Interviews with Julian Hartley of Tesco Bank and Douglas Cochrane of Lloyds Bank made the top 10 this week, along with the Council of Mortgage Lender’s annual lending league which showed a rise in specialist lender activity.
And while the market may be considered niche, readers were interested to hear about Metro Bank’s plans to expand its high net worth mortgage operation and how high street banks’ interest in big ticket mortgages is affecting private bank criteria.
Digital mortgage firm plans network launch with adviser fee ban
CML 2016 lending league: Nationwide and RBS gain market share as smaller lenders grow
Exclusive interview: Tesco Bank focuses strategy on broker market
Metro Bank plans HNW expansion
Interview: Douglas Cochrane discusses lending on new builds and a ‘sustainable fix’ for the housing market
Exclusive interview part two: Tesco Bank to ease self-employed income evidence requirements
High street hunger for large mortgages sees private banks flex rules
Affordability tool promises brokers wider view of client finances
‘Remortgage now’ advisers tell portfolio landlords ahead of PRA changes
“My time is valuable” – brokers discuss why they charge for advice