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The top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 26/01/18

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The top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 26/01/18
A landmark leasehold ruling was the biggest story this week, followed by the resignation of Alison Platt from Countrywide.



Marks and Spencer Bank’s broker product launch and buy-to-let tax analysis also grabbed the headlines this week.


Court of appeal ruling a ‘devastating outcome’ for leaseholders

Countrywide CEO Alison Platt resigns

Estate agents hit with ‘secret’ money-laundering fines – NAEA

Buy-to-let tax changes to tip 60% of recent landlord mortgages into loss – Standard and Poor’s

Marks and Spencer Bank launches mortgage broker products

Presidents Club dinner guest list reveals raft of property firm sponsors

Irish government undercuts market with affordable 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loans

Borrowers with bitcoin profits should be ‘red flag for brokers’

Natwest appoints new BDMs and sales managers

‘Having these types of clients on the books can reap real dividends’ – Adams

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