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The top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 19/02/2021

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The top 10 biggest mortgage broker stories this week – 19/02/2021
Banks continued to show their confidence in the market with more high loan to value mortgages hitting the shelves this week, along with rate cuts and improved income criteria.

 

Meanwhile, a tightening of the rules around the new Help to Buy scheme got brokers talking.

But stamp duty is still at the top of the housing market’s agenda, with news and views about the tax holiday making four appearances in this week’s top 10 mortgage broker stories.

 

Stamp duty holiday extension ‘does little to help’, conveyancer says

 

Buyers could save £1bn with six-week stamp duty holiday extension – Rightmove

 

HSBC accepts overtime as mortgage rates are cut

 

NatWest re-introduces high LTV options

 

First-time buyers have greater mortgage choice as lenders step back into market – Moneyfacts

 

Help to Buy rules get tougher as couples forced to jointly apply, say brokers

 

Lenders cut maximum loans as affordability used to regulate mortgage volumes

 

Sunak considering stamp duty holiday extension – reports

 

The risks ahead from unwinding the stamp duty holiday – Pike

 

Santander cuts mortgage rates and adds cashback

 

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