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BSA comments on the Autumn Statement

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Last updated:
23 November 2016

Commenting on the 2016 Autumn Statement, Robin Fieth, BSA Chief Executive said: “We welcome the recognition given to the importance of infrastructure in housebuilding with the announcement of a £2.3 billion housing infrastructure fund in today’s Autumn Statement. BSA researc...

Implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive - BSA comments on final FCA rules

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Last updated:
27 March 2015

The final FCA rules on the implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive have been published. The BSA remains supportive of the FCA's approach to implement the Directive, however still believes that it adds no additional benefit to UK consumers and risks adding cost ...

BSA comments on the UK Customer Satisfaction Index

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Last updated:
19 July 2016

Commenting on the UK Customer Satisfaction Index published by the Institute of Customer Service, Robin Fieth, Chief Executive of the BSA said: “This survey includes just one building society, Nationwide, which is the highest scoring organisation in the banking category and ...

BSA elects a new Chairman

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hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
11 November 2015

Dick Jenkins, Chief Executive of Bath Building Society, has been elected Chairman of the BSA. He replaces David Cutter, Group Chief Executive of Skipton Building Society, who has held the post for the past two and a half years. At the same time, Chris Pilling, Chief Execu...

BSA elects a new Deputy Chairman

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Last updated:
18 May 2015

Dick Jenkins, Chief Executive of Bath Building Society, has been elected Deputy Chairman of the Building Societies Association. He will take up this post immediately, becoming Chairman in November 2015 when David Cutter - current Chairman and Group Chief Executive of Skipton ...

BSA launches Housing at the Heart of Government: a Manifesto for change

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Last updated:
16 March 2015

In a bid to stimulate the debate that is necessary to tackle the failures in the UK housing market, the Building Societies Association (BSA) has today published Housing at the heart of Government: a manifesto for change.   The manifesto lists five key asks of political part...

BSA & Loughborough University's School of Business and Economics launch first Masters for customer-o

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hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
06 October 2015

The Building Societies Association (BSA) and the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University today launch the first UK Masters programme geared specifically for those who work in a customer-owned/mutual financial services firm. The three year MSc in Le...

BSA Members elect new Deputy Chairman

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hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
18 November 2016

Jonathan Westhoff, Chief Executive of the West Brom has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of the BSA.  He replaces Chris Pilling, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Building Society, who is stepping down. Commenting, Dick Jenkins, BSA Chairman said: “Jonathan has already ...

BSA responds to 2015 Autumn Statement

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Last updated:
25 November 2015

Commenting, Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage Policy at the BSA said:  "The Government has recognised that it needs to get creative on home ownership. Today's announcement on their approach to Shared Ownership takes a step in that direction. It would benefit young people and...

BSA responds to publication of Mortgage Credit Directive legislation

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hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
26 January 2015

  HM Treasury has this afternoon published the final legislation to be laid before Parliament in relation to the European Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) which from March 2016 will bring in additional mortgage regulations which will apply to both homebuyers and lenders...

BSA responds to the FCA’s decision to consult on mortgage payment shortfall remediation guidance

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Last updated:
19 October 2016

Responding to the FCA’s decision to consult on mortgage payment shortfall remediation guidance, Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage Policy said:  The FCA has today published a non-handbook guidance consultation into the fair treatment of mortgage customer in payment shortfall...

BSA welcomes new FCA regime for retail CCDS

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hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
12 June 2015

The BSA is pleased to see publication by the FCA today of the final rules covering the restrictions on the retail distribution of regulatory capital instruments. For BSA members, this primarily covers the issuance of Core Capital Deferred Shares (CCDS) to retail investors. T...

BSA writes to Chancellor on Summer Budget

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hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
23 June 2015

In advance of the Summer Budget on 8 July, Robin Fieth, Chief Executive of the BSA has written today to the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.  The text of the letter follows: We are looking forward to hearing the content of your Summer Budget, with an e...

Building a capital markets union

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hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
18 February 2015

In response to the publication today of the European Commission Green Paper Building a Capital Markets Union , the Chief Executive of the Building Societies Association, Robin Fieth, said:   "The BSA welcomes the Commission's Green Paper "Building a Capital Marke...

BSA calls on Welsh housing market to keep up with rising demand

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hilary mcvitty,
Last updated:
10 June 2015

The Building Societies Association (BSA) has called on all parts of the Welsh housing market to work together to ensure the supply of new housing in Wales keeps up with rising demand. The trade body, which represents all 44 building societies in the UK including the Pri...