High street lenders were the focal point this week as Sainsbury's exit from the mortgage market and Santander's revaluing of its UK business came out as some of the most popular stories.
Elsewhere, shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s proposal to introduce a rental cap ruffled some feathers as he promised to challenged so-called “rip-off” landlords.
The news that mortgage fraud continued to rise in the first half of the year also drummed up interest as it was revealed that the use of false and altered documents were among the most common ways people deceptively applied for a mortgage.
Shadow chancellor deals second blow to ‘rip off’ landlords with rental cap pledge
False and altered documents drive increase in mortgage fraud
Brokers praise Sainsbury’s but fear more lender casualties
Santander UK hit by regulation, competition and Brexit to tune of €1.5bn
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Sainsbury’s guarantees existing offers on mortgage lending exit
Clydesdale head of mortgages to depart as Virgin Money merger proceeds
Government-led digital identity checks would combat mortgage fraud – Rudolf
Meagre house price growth will kill off housing ‘obsession’ ‒ Oxford Economics
‘Not much substance’ to FCA’s unaffordable second charge lending claims – FLA