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Top 10 most read mortgage broker stories this week – 14/08/2020

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Top 10 most read mortgage broker stories this week – 14/08/2020
A raft of product and criteria changes dominated the news this week, with readers taking an interest in adjustments made at HSBC, Santander, Nationwide and Coventry Building Society.


Elsewhere, the idea of an extension of the stamp duty holiday was toyed with and there was reassurance that options for first-time buyers using family support were still available.

And the specialist buy-to-let sector featured heavily with the stamp duty cut benefitting landlords using limited companies and the growing popularity of auctions attracting attention.


Landlords can take advantage of stamp duty cut with limited company moves – Cleary


First-time buyers with family support can still get mortgages – Amaira


Permanent stamp duty cut should be considered – Knight Frank


HMO investors flock to auctions chasing high yields


Santander and Coventry BS overhaul products including high LTV ranges


Barclays ups high LTV rates as Accord restarts BTL for first-time landlords


HSBC tightens LTV criteria on flats and interest-only exit plans


Banks open for weekend underwriting as mortgage demand soars


HSBC to cut rates on 60 per cent LTV deals


‘I don’t rely on DIPs, I think like an underwriter’ – Marketwatch



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