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Optimism in the housing market returns

25 March 2021

The latest Property Tracker survey from the Building Societies Association, reveals a surge in consumer confidence in the housing market following the Budget earlier this month.

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Workplace diversity – feedback from the latest Women in Finance Charter report published in March 2021

25 March 2021

The Women in Finance Charter, launched and run by HM Treasury, has now been up and running since March 2016.  From that standing start it now has over 400 signatories – including 18 BSA members and the BSA itself.

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Guest blog: The powerful role of mental wellness education

11 March 2021

Guest blog by Mark Newey, Founder, Headucate.me

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Guest Blog: Will Covid 19 lead to more offices being converted into flats?

08 March 2021

Guest blog by Steve Hardwick, Technical Director, Gateway Surveyors

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A victory for common sense - Treasury's Phase 2 review of the future regulatory framework for financial services

25 February 2021

The BSA has warmly welcomed, and supports, HMT’s sensible proposals. 

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Guest blog: Green finance can transform retail financial services post-Covid

16 February 2021

Guest blog by Robin Penfold, partner at BSA Associate law firm TLT

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Building societies supporting green finance initiatives

11 February 2021

First published in Society Matters magazine

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Guest blog: Water will shape the future of our civilisation

08 February 2021

Originally published in Society Matters magazine

By Graeme Winser and Michael Lawson, Directors, Property Risk Inspection

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How coronavirus is affecting the housing market

04 February 2021

Originally published in BSA Society Matters magazine.

By David Plumtree, Connells Group Estate Agency

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Guest blog: Is this the moment to rethink our approach to affordable housing?

02 February 2021

Originally published in Society Matters magazine.

By Matt Bartle, Director of Products, Leeds Building Society

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Consumer appetite for good business behaviour doubles in four years

28 January 2021

A new survey by YouGov shows that the proportion of people who strongly agree that they prefer to deal with businesses that have a record of good conduct has doubled compared to four years ago.

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Building societies continue to provide market leading customer service and support their communities during Covid-19 pandemic

28 January 2021

Independent research carried out online by YouGov on behalf of the Building Societies Association in January shows that customers of building societies continued to receive market leading customer service throughout the pandemic.

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