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The 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 21/08/20

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The 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 21/08/20
High loan to value (LTV) mortgages remained a hot topic with the biggest story this week the launch of a family assist mortgage from the Tipton, which allows first-time buyers to get on the ladder with a deposit of just one per cent.


First-time buyers were also in the news as the Mortgage Solutions poll found gifted deposits are the top means of parental support in the pandemic.

There was also a number of product updates in the biggest stories this week, as well as a solicitor who was struck off for using stamp duty to keep their business afloat.



Tipton launches 99 per cent LTV family assist mortgage


Solicitor struck off for using £300k stamp duty to keep business afloat


Nationwide ups high LTV rates by 0.5 per cent


Gifted deposits top parental support for first-time buyers in pandemic – Poll result


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


Self-employed can claim second SEISS grant


Platform withdraws BTL mortgages and re-introduces 90 per cent LTV deals


Less than two thirds of mortgage offers hit completion as lenders struggle with demand – IMLA


High LTVs available on seconds as lenders halt further advances – Perry


Accord withdraws all 60 per cent LTV BTL deals


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