This is great news. Lower fixed rates gives us more of that. https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/average-two-year-fixed-rate-marginally-falls-moneyfacts/
This is a interesting article that I don't agree with. https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/blogs/its-time-to-battle-ccj-fake-news.html Make no mistake if you have a CCJ or a default it will be difficult to get a mortgage. A knowledgeable broker is your best hope in a successful home purchase if you have credit challenges.
According to the Bank of England mortgage approvals have taken a dip in November. Read it here https://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2019/01/04/boe-figures-show-mortgage-lending-market-flat-at-best/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ms-house-advert-0401-first-send-1546600279
This is a good article stating how the FCA attempts to fix the mortgage market with technology is not the complete answer https://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/12/14/fca-wants-to-change-mortgage-advice-rules-sinclair/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ms-house-advert-1412-first-send-1544780172
Looks like a slightly lower business levels is explained in this article. Broker produce over 70% of the mortgage business so, why are people not moving? https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/broker-business-volumes-lowest-in-over-two-years-imla/