As the summer season finally seems to be lurching toward its end, we've had a mixed week at Mortgage Solutions.
Leeds Building Society launched a 10-year fix, which topped our most read this week, followed by the government’s changes to the Help to Buy and shared home ownership schemes, allowing borrowers to take out schemes for longer than 25-years.
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn also called for a levy on second homes in the capital given the ‘offensive’ number of empty investment homes and the housing shortages, which drew plenty of attention.
Review the week’s biggest-hitting stories with us.
Leeds BS introduces 10-year fixes for buy to let
Government overhauls Help to Buy and shared ownership to support buyers
Corbyn calls for second home levy to tackle ‘offensive’ housing issues
Interest-only on rise again making repayment strategy key – Bartle
London brokers launch adviser firm targeting Brexit opportunity
Insights into mortgage lender debt to income ratios – Mortgage Broker Tools
Natwest and Royal Bank of Scotland suffer major system outage
Advisers warned to ‘sit up and take notice’ of incoming SM&CR regulations – Accord podcast
Surveyors risk creating next wave of mortgage prisoners through ‘black and white’ approach to high-rise cladding
The LSL interview with Toni Smith and Jon Round from Primis