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Top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 15/01/21

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Top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 15/01/21
The high loan to value market continued its recovery this week, with rate cuts and product launches from two of the country's biggest lenders.


Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition to ask the government to extend the stamp duty holiday, as conveyancers warn of a completion ‘lottery’ for homebuyers.

Meanwhile, two new tech launches for first-time buyers hit the market and brokers were told to make their buy-to-let clients aware of the landlord licensing scheme.

Here are the stories that made the top 10 this week on Mortgage Solutions.


Nationwide cuts dozens of rates including 90 per cent LTV deals


Brokers should flag landlord licencing scheme to buy-to-let clients – Popat


Petition to extend stamp duty holiday reaches 73k signatures


Conveyancers warn completion ‘lottery’ requires urgent stamp duty holiday extension


HSBC launches 90 per cent LTV deals and cuts rates on other tiers


Barclays rate cuts level five and two-year deals at 90 per cent LTV


NatWest stops new lending to European customers without confirmed settlement status


Mortgage tech tools to boost first-time buyer savings unveiled


There are ‘lots of issues’ with negative interest rates – Bailey


Persimmon revenues dip as buyers wait for revamped Help to Buy scheme


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