In case you missed it, this week's biggest story was the former Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) head of mortgages Lynda Blackwell being turned down for a home loan over her lack of income evidence.
Reaction to the regulator’s Mortgages Market Study interim report grabbed further headlines this week, with responses from Blackwell, Stephen Smith and UK Finance’s Jackie Bennett.
A mortgage fraudster who was jailed in Ireland over his elaborate scam was also among this week’s most read stories.
Ex-FCA mortgage boss Blackwell refused mortgage over lack of income evidence
Exclusive: ‘Taste of my own medicine?’ – Blackwell on mortgage rejection
Irish pensioner property developer jailed for mortgage scam
Leaving a network should be more straightforward – Hunt
Key Retirement buys stake in Answers in Retirement – exclusive
‘More guidance from the FCA would be a useful start’ – Blackwell on the Mortgages Market Study
‘Both reassuring and challenging’ – Stephen Smith on the MMS paper
Work to do on mortgage prisoners and closed books despite good FCA report – Bennett
Clydesdale Bank eyes Virgin Money takeover
Jeremy Duncombe interview: ‘The reputation of Accord has changed’