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The voice of building societies
Building societies have a strong tradition of helping people to buy their own home. Whether you are looking to buy for the first time, move up the housing ladder, are thinking about building your own home, or are interested in alternative ways to get started - it is worth taking a look at this section.
Links to our individual members' careers pages.
General unrestricted BSA publications and newsletters can be found in the Publications section.
The Bank of Mum and Dad – now a top 10 unofficial UK 'lender' – is already playing a positive role. How we promote and broaden its contribution in future years will be key to sustaining a healthy housing market.
This factsheet details the maximum age limits that individual building societies will consider lending to.
Lenders have agreed to help existing borrowers on reversion rates who are up-to date with repayments but because of stricter affordability criteria are currently ineligible to move to an alternative product provided by their lender.
If something happens and you can't make your mortgage payments help is on hand. Find out here where to go for help and guidance.
People with interest-only mortgages are being urged to contact their lender after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found that many have still not talked to their lender about their repayment options.
Nearly one in five mortgage customers have an interest-only mortgage and the FCA is concerned that shortfalls in repayment plans could lead to people losing their homes.
There are a number of schemes available to help you purchase a home. This FAQ provides some basic facts and links to where to find further information.
In April 2014 new rules came into force which changed the way that the sale of mortgages is regulated. Find out what these changes will mean and how they will affect you.
Guidance for mortgage applicants in relation to future changes in their circumstances
If you want to make a complaint or need money advice this factsheet will give you a round up of some links you may find useful.
What to do if you have a debt problem and where you can go for help.
In order to buy a home, most people need to take out a mortgage. Click on this factsheet to find out more about the application process, the mortgage valuation and the offer itself.
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