Santander is updating its quality-based fee structure, including extending the assessment to loan terms of five years or more, resulting in lower adviser fees.
The mortgage aspect of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is to be discontinued in light of improved market conditions.
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The government is undermining its own Help to Buy scheme by imposing a large tax burden on first-time buyers, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has argued.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to consult the industry on the significance of small print in mortgage contracts in the wake of decisions by banks to increase their tracker rates.
More than a quarter of home-buyers in England and Wales are now paying stamp duty at the higher rates of 3% or more, research suggests.
Hundreds of thousands of interest-only mortgage borrowers whose deals mature before 2020 are likely to face a funding shortfall, according to estimates produced for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
So the year has started off with a glimmer of good news - gross mortgage lending is forecast to increase again this year.
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