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Top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 15/05/20

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Top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 15/05/20
The news this week was dominated by the reopening of the property market from lockdown, and the return of physical valuations announced by a number of lenders.


There were also rumours that mortgage payment holidays could last around a year to help people deal with the financial fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

And concerns about self-employed borrowers after the current crisis was another of the biggest stories this week.


Property market ‘back in business’ as govt issues valuation guidance


FCA considers 12-month mortgage payment holiday – reports


Self-employed people must not be locked out of future mortgage borrowing – Hunt


Valuation backlog could take up to two months to clear


Nationwide’s virtual assistant handles coronavirus mortgage queries


Santander ups LTVs on residential and Help to Buy mortgages


Update: Nationwide and Skipton latest to confirm return to physical valuations


Brokers relieved physical surveys resume but fear impact of down valuations


Accord restarts physical valuations and increases LTVs to 85 per cent


Allowing negative interest rates ‘quite possible’, BoE deputy governor says


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