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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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Lenders commit to ongoing support for mortgage customers

Banks and building societies will extend the provision of mortgage payment deferrals of up to a maximum of six months until 31 July 2021

  • Date: 17 November 2020
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BSA comments on Sam Woods Strong and Simple speech

Sam Woods speaks enthusiastically about proportionate regulation in his virtual Mansion House speech 

  • Date: 12 November 2020
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Thinking outside the box: Exploring innovations in affordable homeownership

The Government has sponsored a range of affordable homeownership products over the last 40 years with varying success.   

What is needed is a better understanding of the nature and scale of the affordable home ownership ‘gap’ – taking account of house prices, incomes, the capacity to raise a deposit and attitudes towards risk of borrowers and lenders. We also need a more coherent set of affordable homeownership products.

  • Date: 12 November 2020
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BSA comments on LSE report on Mortgage Prisoners

BSA says that LSE/Martin Lewis report on mortgage prisoners takes the bull by the horns and is to be welcomed.  

  • Date: 11 November 2020
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UK Finance and Building Societies Association respond to announcement of FCA consultation on mortgage payment deferrals

The FCA has published a consultation covering updated and additional guidance for lenders in relation to the mortgage payment deferral scheme introduced as a response to Covid-19.  

  • Date: 02 November 2020
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