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Building societies report growth in mortgage lending and savings balances

Figures released today from the BSA for Q3 2021 show continued momentum in the housing market, with gross lending by building societies up 22% compared to the same period in 2020.

  • Date: 22 November 2021
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BSA comments on MPC decision and November Monetary Policy Review

BSA comments on the MPC decision

  • Date: 04 November 2021
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Cash ISA Transfer Performance

Cash ISA Transfer performance Q3 2021 

  • Date: 29 October 2021
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Heat and Buildings Strategy

In commenting on the Government's Heat and Building Strategy, the BSA trusts that the Government will tread carefully to avoid unintended consequences which could generate harm to individuals, mortgage providers and the economy.  In particular the suggestion that they could make it mandatory for mortgage lenders to have an average EPC C rating across all of the properties in their mortgage book by 2030.  With 60% of all homes currently above EPC C it will take time to shift the dial and society requires a just transition, not a two tier market.  See the full comment.

  • Date: 21 October 2021
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End of Government support schemes not expected to knock confidence in the housing market

The latest Property Tracker survey from the Building Societies Association (BSA), reveals that the housing market is looking resilient despite the end of Government support schemes looming.

  • Date: 29 September 2021
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As furlough ends urgent support is needed for struggling homeowners

UK Finance and the Building Societies Association are calling for important changes to be made to the Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) scheme to help struggling homeowners as the furlough scheme draws to a close.

  • Date: 17 September 2021
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BSA comments on the Bacon Report on Self and Custom Build Housing

BSA comments following the publication of the independent review on housing

  • Date: 21 August 2021
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Cash ISA Transfer Performance - H1 2021

The industry can report that 83 per cent of cash ISA transfers were completed within seven working days during the period 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.

  • Date: 19 August 2021
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BSA and UK Finance issue joint comment on cladding

BSA and UK Finance comment on report by independent experts on building safety in medium and lower rise blocks of flats

  • Date: 21 July 2021
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Definition of Public Interest Entities

Open letter from the BSA to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Date: 09 July 2021
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Consumer confidence in the housing market remains strong

The latest Property Tracker survey from the Building Societies Association (BSA), reveals consumer confidence in the housing market remains strong.

  • Date: 15 June 2021
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People in Wales have more confidence in the housing market than those in England and Scotland

The latest Property Tracker survey from the Building Societies Association, reveals consumer confidence in the housing market remains strong in Wales.

  • Date: 15 June 2021
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