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The changing profile of first-time buyers

The age of first-time buyers has shifted up the scale over the past twenty years, according to the most recent English Housing Survey. While the average age only crept up two years, to 32, a larger change has occurred in the share of different age groups.

The proportion of first-time buyers between ages 16-24 has plummeted from 21.3% to 7.5%, while 35-44 year olds now make up 20.9% of the first-time buyer population, up from 16%. (Read more)

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Building societies outperform competitors on customer service

The Building Societies Association commissioned YouGov in July to conduct independent research into levels of customer service at building societies, banks and other providers.

The results show that building societies continue to have a significant lead over other providers when it comes to customer service, outperforming their competitors on all seven measures. (Read more)

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