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The last couple of months has brought some much-needed good news for the mortgage market. Just two weeks ago the Council of Mortgage Lenders was reporting that lending was 10% higher in January than the previous year, at £10.5 billion - it was the sixth month in a row of higher year-on-year lending. We have also seen a rash of new 90% and 95% mortgages, which all gave the market a general air of positivity.
However, a new report claims it's all a mirage, which is starting to shatter.