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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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BSA comments on amended Lifetime ISA rules announced by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Following today’s announcement by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to amend Lifetime ISA (LISA) rules to help those affected by Coronavirus, Brian Morris, BSA Head of Savings Policy comments.

  • Date: 01 May 2020
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Lenders grant 1.6 million payment holidays to mortgage holders

One in seven mortgages are now covered by payment holidays following steps taken by lenders to help households whose finances have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Date: 28 April 2020
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BSA Conference rescheduled for 2021

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis the BSA 2020 Annual Conference has been rescheduled to May 2021.

  • Date: 20 April 2020
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Free education resources to help with home schooling launched by Young Money and the BSA

Young Money and the BSA have today launched a set of financial education materials for children, parents and carers to use while schools are closed.

  • Date: 17 April 2020
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Lenders to give three month mortgage offer extension

To help home movers impacted by Covid-19, mortgage providers will give customers who have exchanged contracts the option to extend their mortgage offer for up to three months to enable them to move at a later date.

  • Date: 26 March 2020
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BSA Conference 2020 postponed

It is with deep regret that we have made the decision to postpone the BSA Conference.

  • Date: 26 March 2020
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