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BSA position on coronavirus

The latest BSA position on COVID-19 (coronavirus) 

  • Date: 18 March 2020
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BSA responds to 2020 budget

Today Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his 2020 budget. The BSA comments...

  • Date: 11 March 2020
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House price expectations rise significantly, BSA Property Tracker reveals

Released today, the BSA Property Tracker survey results reveal that:

  • House price expectations have picked up significantly, now 40% think prices will rise
  • Housing market sentiment is in positive territory for first time in three years
  • Both housing market optimists and pessimists cite UK’s EU withdrawal for their stance
  • COVID-19 currently a relatively minor concern for those pessimistic towards the market

  • Date: 11 March 2020
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BSA responds MHCLG First Homes consultation launch

Today the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) launched a consultation on its ‘First Homes’ scheme.

  • Date: 07 February 2020
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Cash ISA Transfer Performance 2019

92 per cent of cash ISA transfers were completed within seven working days between 1 January - 31 December 2019, reports the BSA, TISA and UK Finance.

  • Date: 29 January 2020
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BSA members set target of 1 million workplace savers

The Building Societies Association (BSA) has today announced the sector’s ambition to create a million workplace savers by 2025. The project was developed by the BSA’s member-led Savings Taskforce, which will work with partners to achieve the target.

  • Date: 21 January 2020
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Even with the prospect of the SEAR, don't leave your cash to dwindle in a high street bank

Updated research from Savings Champion has shown that building societies continue to pay better rates to their customers than banks.

  • Date: 16 January 2020
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BSA comments on FCA savings market consultation

Brian Morris Head of Savings Policy at the BSA says:  "“We support the FCA’s intentions to improve the outcomes for long-standing savers across the whole market, but are uncertain that the proposed single easy access rate for cash savings (SEAR) will deliver the desired result." 

  • Date: 09 January 2020
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New industry-wide process agreed for valuation of high-rise buildings

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Building Societies Association (BSA), and UK Finance have today agreed a new industry-wide valuation process which will help people buy and sell homes and re-mortgage in buildings above 18 metres (six storeys).

  • Date: 16 December 2019
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BSA joins Green Finance Institute coalition for the energy efficiency of buildings

Colin Fyfe, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society CEO & Chair of the BSA Green Finance Taskforce commented: 

“Building societies are supportive of this new, positive and timely Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings, and we look forward to working together. Our newly formed, sector-led Green Finance Taskforce has been set up with the objective of improving the energy efficiency of the existing housing stock – making energy efficiency improvements as seamless as possible for homeowners.  The links between us are clear.” 

  • Date: 11 December 2019
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General Election adds to uncertainty weighing on housing market confidence

Released today, results from the BSA quarterly Property Tracker survey reveal that:‚Äč

- Brexit and General Election result are two of the biggest risks to the housing market
- Housing market sentiment remains negative, but more people think prices will rise
- Energy efficiency of homes is important – and 1 in 4 people think the Government should take responsibility for it

  • Date: 05 December 2019
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Building societies approve over a quarter of mortgages in a relatively flat market, Q3 figures show

Released today, lending and savings figures from the Building Societies Association (BSA) show that building societies accounted for over a quarter of new UK mortgage approvals in Q3 2019.

  • Date: 27 November 2019
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