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UK Finance and Building Societies Association respond to Financial Conduct Authority announcement regarding mortgage payment deferrals

Banks and building societies have agreed with regulators and HM Treasury to extend the provision of mortgage payment deferrals of up to a maximum of 6 months in the light of the tightened Covid-19 restrictions announced by the Prime Minister this evening. Customers do not need to contact their lenders yet. Lenders will provide information after 2nd November on how to apply for this support.

  • Date: 31 October 2020
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One in three people are interested in self build, but being able to finance it remains the biggest barrier

On Right to Build Day (30 October) the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) and the Building Societies Association (BSA) are releasing the findings of new online market research into self build intentions and the effect of COVID-19 on people’s perceptions of their home.

  • Date: 30 October 2020
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Why cooperatives and mutuals can help "build back better" post Covid

The Rebuilding Business for Society report–compiled by a group of co-operative and mutual trade associations–says they can play a leading role in reinvigorating communities, especially those left behind by economic or social change.

  • Date: 29 September 2020
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Housing market sentiment rebounds but fears around job security rise

Consumer views on the housing market rebounded strongly in the BSA’s quarterly consumer survey, Property Tracker

  • Date: 17 September 2020
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BSA comments on the Chancellor's summer economic update

Following today's statement from Chancellor Rishi Sunkak, the BSA makes the following comments.

  • Date: 08 July 2020
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BSA comments on National Housing Federation’s Homes at the Heart campaign

Paul Broadhead, BSA Head of Mortgages and Housing comments on the Homes at the Heart campaign release published on 1 July 2020 by the National Housing Federation.

  • Date: 02 July 2020
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Job insecurity is the biggest barrier to home ownership for the first time in a decade

Buyers state job insecurity as the biggest barrier to home ownership (65%) compared to 35% in March 2020), overtaking ‘raising a deposit’ (40%) for the first time in 10 years.

  • Date: 11 June 2020
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Building societies maintained a high market share of new approvals in Q1 2020, figures reveal

Released today, BSA lending and savings figures for Q1 2020 show that building societies maintained a high market share of new approvals in the quarter. At the end of March, the impact of Coronavirus was yet to make a significant impact on lending volumes.

  • Date: 01 June 2020
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BSA comments on today's announcements of support for mortgage borrowers

“We welcome today’s announcements by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and the FCA and the close collaboration between Treasury, lenders and regulators which has led to them."

  • Date: 22 May 2020
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BSA responds to Housing Secretary’s 13 May COBRA press briefing

In Wednesday’s daily press briefing, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced significant steps in reopening the England’s housing market by allowing people to move home and conduct property viewings – activities previously restricted by lockdown measures.

  • Date: 15 May 2020
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