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Piecemeal law and rule-making – we’ve reached the tipping point

29 April 2016

Almost a year into this Government and we already have an indication of where housing policy is heading over the rest of this Parliament. The Government has the laudable aim of reversing the tide of declining home ownership and all their policies are geared towards achieving this.

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Where will people rent?

29 April 2016

Almost a year into this Government and we already have an indication of where housing policy is heading over the rest of this Parliament. The Government has the laudable aim of reversing the tide of declining home ownership and all their policies are geared towards achieving this.

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Strong results enable building societies to grow mortgage share

29 April 2016

Over recent weeks and months building societies have been publishing their financial results for 2015. The overall picture is one of strength, with robust profitability helping societies to bolster their capital positions, enabling them to continue to grow their share of mortgage lending.

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Could a 20-minute house purchase ever become a reality?

29 April 2016

A recent report from management consultancy Oliver Wyman on modular financial services included a two-page comic book depicting what buying a house in the future might look like. The comic depicts a woman walking into an estate agency looking for a one-bedroom flat. A property fitting her criteria is available and she views it through a virtual reality (VR) headset. She agrees to buy it and immediately gets a breakdown of her financial situation.

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