The biggest story this week was a Mortgage Solutions video in which first-time buyer priorities were examined in the coming year.
Stamp duty remains a hot topic – even though the housing minister has said there are no plans to extend the holiday ending in March.
Help to buy, the self-employed and product changes have also been among the most read stories this week.
First-time buyer priorities to change in 2022 – Laker
No plan to extend stamp duty holiday – housing minister
Mortgage borrowers face ‘double blow’ of higher rates as choice halves – Defaqto
Homes England apologises for Help to Buy delays after stepping in to clear backlog
Skipton BS slashes high LTV rates as NatWest makes increases and pulls deals – round-up
Nationwide caps self-employed mortgages at 85 per cent LTV
Self-employed treated as ‘second-class’ by some lenders, brokers say
Barclays cuts rates on high LTV deals
Lack of comparables and lender caution leading to down valuations – analysis
FCA investigating lifetime mortgage fees over fears Covid-19 may increase unsuitable advice