Sector-wide changes were among the hot topics this week, as a revisioning of the equity release qualification and the Financial Conduct Authority choosing to shift its focus in regulation were some of the most read news.
Activity within the major high street banks also caught reader’s attention as Vernon Hill’s premature departure from Metro Bank was of the much interest, as was Santander’s investment into a mortgage technology firm.
Equity release qualification to be overhauled
First-time buyer boom is sustainable post-Help To Buy – Phillips
FCA to focus on outcomes not rule compliance in regulation overhaul
Santander backs mortgage tech firm that snaps up borrowers from aggregators
Broker fees: ‘If we don’t self-regulate, the regulator will’ – Pure Retirement Manchester Supper Club
Mortgage market ‘too complex’ for Amazon and Google to enter – Mortgage Brain
Vernon Hill stands down from Metro Bank with immediate effect
‘We’ll always be upfront about the costs’ – Habito defends Go service
Remo market strong, but down valuations raising stress levels – analysis
CYBG prepares to rebrand as Virgin Money after completing business transfer