This week the buy-to-let story outlining the thousands of landlords selling up or hiking rents was our top story by far, followed by ex-regulator Lynda Blackwell's blog on the difficulties facing mortgage prisoners.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) controversial Mortgages Market Study paper was out on Tuesday this week, and the coverage saw surging views with the regulator’s suggestion that broker’s drive to get paid commission fees could lead to many cutting corners getting top billing. The feedback to that will be an interesting read.
Review the rest of the week with us and have a great weekend.
Rents rise as landlords look to sell up
Hard facts and consequences need to be accepted on mortgage prisoners – Blackwell
MMS: FCA says broker incentives stop borrowers getting a cheaper deal
Down valuations: ‘A good mortgage broker’s job is to provide funding to facilitate purchases’ – Marketwatch
MMS: FCA rule changes to support execution-only as consumers ‘channelled unnecessarily into advice’
Petition calling on Rightmove to end ‘no tenants on benefits’ ads hits 36k signatures
Equity release, technological innovation and the problem of under-valuations – Pure Retirement Brighton Supper Club
Ex-regulator slams MMS paper for falling ‘far short’ of the mark
Locations of five more garden towns revealed to bring 64,000 homes
MMS: FCA could change lending rules to help mortgage prisoners