Tax relief and stamp duty in the buy-to-let sector was one of the hottest topics this week, as was the growing number of 10-years fixes available for residential borrowers.
HSBC and Barclays joined the onslaught of lenders cutting their rates as the former reduced rates across 25 of its products and the latter did the same with 15 products.
Elsewhere, feathers were ruffled as brokers disputed Habito’s suggestions that the industry needed to do better when it came to communicating with customers at the end of a deal.
Landlords call for U-turns on tax relief and stamp duty to ‘stimulate’ sector – exclusive
10-year fixed mortgages hit record numbers
Broker firm declared in default by FSCS
Brokers clash with Habito view over deal-end lender customer communications
Barclays cuts rates and launches BTL five-year fix
Brokers get chance to grill FCA over execution-only
‘Huge almost £100bn resi and BTL remortgage opportunity’ to hit in Q3 – Copland
Islington-based ‘members club’ lettings scam nets perpetrator £42k fine
Tandem Bank announces crowd-designed mortgage
HSBC cuts fixed and tracker mortgage rates