Two serious property finance scams led the headlines this week, with yet another telling off for PurpleBricks also grabbing attention.
There were comings and goings too – the arrival of M&S Bank into the market was of interest to many brokers, as was the departure of Jenny Watts from Habito.
And avoiding the boom and bust cycle was another hot topic.
Model who committed £1m mortgage scam ‘only has £375 left’
Property developer handed 11 year ban for £275k VAT fraud
Purplebricks TV ads banned over misleading fees
Jenny Watts quits Habito two months after COO appointment
M and S Bank to launch mortgage lender with broker distribution
November interest rate rise is likely but risky – analysis
Specialist lending: avoiding boom and bust
Build to rent boom allows ‘plenty of opportunity’ for landlords
Housing ‘bubble alert’ issued by mortgage adviser for 19 UK towns and cities
Thousands more mortgage borrowers caught up in ‘largest scam ever’
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.