The intense pace of the mortgage market was top of the leaderboard this week — from bidding wars to negative equity fears and house price highs to record lending volumes.
Meanwhile the housing minister’s statement on cladding guidance form EWS1 caused a stir with mortgage brokers.
Cladding guidance frees almost 500,000 homeowners from EWS1 form, minister says
Clients are putting in multiple offers to seal their dream house – Marketwatch
Buyers in bidding frenzy resort to ‘desperate’ measures but struggle to win valuers’ support
Young borrowers at risk of damaging their credit scores
FCA kicks off consultation on new regulation to go further than treating customers fairly
First-time buyers taking high LTV mortgages fear negative equity
L&G Mortgage Club builds affordability sourcing tool for My Simple Mortgage
House prices hit another record high after £22,000 annual gains – Halifax
Mortgage lending at highest level since 2007 – BoE
Time to spread the word to all clients on equity release – Wilson