Estate agents dominated the coverage on Mortgage Solutions this week as one study suggested the end may be near for many traditional high street agents, while one of the new breed of online agents was hauled over the fire.
The Stamp Duty charge on second homes caused HM Revenue and Customs some problems too while the possibility of future interest rate rises was also a hot topic.
And two large buy-to-let lenders also published their criteria for the coming changes at the end of September.
Purplebricks CEO savaged on BBC’s Watchdog
HMRC pays back £127m to second homeowners forced to overpay Stamp Duty
Fifth of UK estate agents on brink of insolvency
A glimmer of hope for the BTL market – Ying Tan
BM Solutions confirms portfolio lending commitment and offers broker training
‘Online estate agents want brokers with similar technology ambitions’ – Marketwatch
Berenberg predicts interest rate rise for November 2017
MPC split 6-2 over base rate hold decision
Coventry BS confirms portfolio BTL lending criteria including max LTV and min ICR rules
TSB halts mortgage lending to sports professionals