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Response to RICS final guidance 'Valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi occupation residential buildings with cladding'

BSA / UKF joint statement responding to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ final guidance 'Valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi occupation residential buildings with cladding'

  • Date: 08 March 2021
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BSA comments on the Budget

The BSA comments on the Budget.

Stamp Duty, the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme and the upcoming review of the Bank Surcharge

  • Date: 03 March 2021
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Cash ISA Transfer Performance - 2020

Collectively, the industry can report that 81 per cent of cash ISA transfers were completed during the 12-month period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

  • Date: 26 February 2021
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Safe as houses: strengthening the UK's mortgage safety net

Published today, an independent report by SMF, funded by the BSA, explores the topic of 'mortgage safety nets' - support for mortgage-holders in the event of loss of income or employment

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  • Date: 25 February 2021
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BSA calls for tapered end to stamp duty holiday

The Building Societies Association (BSA) is calling on the Chancellor to taper the end of the temporary reduction in Stamp Duty Land Tax

  • Date: 23 February 2021
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Response to MHCLG statement on cladding

BSA and UK Finance joint statement responding to the announcement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government today regarding cladding

  • Date: 10 February 2021
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BSA comment on negative interest rates

BSA comment following the publication of the BofE Monetary Policy Report and the ‘Dear CEO’ letter from the PRA on implementing negative rates.

  • Date: 04 February 2021
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Mortgage lenders support extension to moratorium on possessions until 1 April 2021

Further to the FCA's consultation announced today, mortgage lenders support the further extension to the moratorium on possessions to 1 April 2021.

  • Date: 13 January 2021
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Housing market sentiment falls, particularly in the devolved nations

The latest Property Tracker survey from the Building Societies Association, reveals that consumer confidence in the housing market has slipped back after a rise following the announcement of a Stamp Duty holiday and Covid-related demand.

  • Date: 15 December 2020
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Building societies deliver robust lending performance

Released today, figures from the BSA for Q3 2020 show that building societies took a market share of 28% of new mortgage approvals in the quarter.

  • Date: 24 November 2020
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