Stamp duty and the looming 31 March deadline has been the running theme this week, as industry figures ask the government to avert a cliff-edge end.
However, the government said there are no plans to extend the holiday, as buyers look for chain-free homes to try to complete before 31 March.
The British Mortgage Awards were also held this week, with the winners list making the most read – and be sure to check out the online ceremony if you missed it.
Also in this week’s biggest stories was a fine for Barclays and the extension of the furlough and self-employed schemes.
Furlough and self-employed grant schemes extended until end of April
Santander cuts residential and buy-to-let mortgage rates
Accord launches new Help to Buy scheme mortgages
No plan to extend stamp duty holiday, government confirms
TSB adds first-time buyer mortgages at 85 per cent LTV
FCA fines Barclays £26m for ‘poor treatment of its customers’
NatWest relaunches 90 per cent LTV deals
All the winners of the British Mortgage Awards 2020
Stamp duty holiday should be tapered off – BSA
Buyers seek ‘no chain’ properties as stamp duty deadline looms – Rightmove