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