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The 20 biggest mortgage stories of 2020

  • 22/12/2020
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The 20 biggest mortgage stories of 2020
It is safe to say that 2020 will be a year the mortgage community will never forget.

A herculean effort has been made by mortgage intermediaries, distributors and lenders to keep people moving and protect their savings by refinancing borrowers on to the best mortgage deals.

As the pandemic raged on, stories of government bailout packages, mortgage holidays and stamp duty savings dominated the news.

But they weren’t the only stories to make the top 20 biggest headlines on Mortgage Solutions this year.

Here’s a look back at the most read articles of 2020.


Furlough and self-employed grant schemes extended until end of April


Man uses fraudulent HMRC payments to put offer on £2.6m house


HMRC tax dodge campaign catches thousands of landlords


Boris Johnson plans 95 per cent mortgage scheme


‘Expect a government U-turn on stamp duty’ – Star Letter 18/12/2020


Two-year fixed mortgage rates hit three-year low


Mortgage lenders warned over risk from gambling addicts as credit card ban takes effect


Mortgage holiday extensions should impact credit rating – Nationwide boss


Lloyds Banking Group fined £64m for 500k mortgage arrears handling failures


Homebuyers stalling purchases until after Budget hoping for stamp duty cuts


Homeowners to receive £5,000 vouchers for green renovations


Sunak unveils further support for employees, self-employed and businesses


Landlords look to coronavirus bounce back loans as deposit for properties


Landlords have ‘huge opportunity’ to expand portfolios as stamp duty bills halved by chancellor


Landlords could be hit with 45 per cent CGT – reports


Santander cuts landlord income sources for BTL affordability


TSB launches first-time buyer range with lower stress rate


Arranging mortgages on high rise homes with cladding — what you need to know


House prices surge to recover lockdown losses – Halifax


Start by November or risk missing stamp duty savings, homebuyers warned

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