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Guest blog by BSA Associate, TPT Retirement Solutions The pandemic has caused plenty of problems for Societies, logistically for staff working from home, whether to keep branches open, the increasing workloads caused by mortgage holidays and helping vulnerable customers. F...

Guest blog: The Future of Retail Banking

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21 January 2021

Guest blog by Andrew Haigh, CEO of Newcastle Building Society Perhaps more than ever, through these difficult days of lockdown, we have come to recognise just how much we value face-to-face interaction with other humans.  We are social beings. We crave real social contact...

Meeting BAME housing need with custom and self-build

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26 January 2021

By Michaela Bygrave, MSc MRICS, Pointe Michel Ltd Originally published in BSA  Society Matters Magazine  - Winter 2020 House builders don’t think about family dynamics, cultural needs and disability when planning homes but they should. Diversity must be taken into a...

Optimism in the housing market returns

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24 March 2021

The latest  Property Tracker  survey from the Building Societies Association, reveals a surge in consumer confidence in the housing market following the Budget earlier this month. Over a third of people (37%) agree now is a good time to buy a property in the ...

Guest blog: Working from the inside out

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15 April 2021

Originally published in the Spring edition of Society Matters magazine . By Julie-Ann Haines, CEO, Principality Building Society   Principality Building Society is keen to pave the way forward for the business with sustainability and diversity being intrinsic to the...

Building Societies Conference - Day 1 round-up

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04 May 2021

The first day of the BSA virtual Conference focussed on 'Returning to growth' with keynote speeches from John Glen MP and Economist Linda Yueh, a panel session on overcoming housing and mortgage market challenges after the pandemic and finally a session on strengthening membe...

Building Societies Conference - Day 2 round-up

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05 May 2021

The second day at the BSA virtual Conference was themed 'Strong and simple - resilience and innovation serving mutuality' with Keynote speeches from Sam Woods, PRA, Poppy Trowbridge and Target Group. There was also an interesting panel session on sustainable mutuality.  The ...

Building Societies Conference - Day 3 round-up

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05 May 2021

The third day at Conference began with a welcome from the new BSA Chair, Mark Bogard (Chief Executive, Family Building Society) and then focused on the theme - 'Outcomes based on Conduct' with keynotes from Charles Randell, Chair of the FCA and Robin Fieth, BSA Chief Executiv...

Building Societies Conference - Day 4 round-up

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07 May 2021

The final day of Conference had as its theme 'A business led recovery' with a focus on green and diversity & inclusion.  There were keynotes from Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist at the CBI and Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, Chief Executive at the Green Finance Institute, plus panel...

Building society lending and savings strong in competitive market

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25 May 2016

Mortgage lending Mortgage lending in the first quarter of the year (January – March 2016): Building societies approved 109,600 mortgage loans, a 32% share of the 347,000 mortgage loans approved across the market in the period. Gross mortgage lending by building so...

Housing market sentiment rebounds but fears around job security rise

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17 September 2020

Consumer views on the housing market rebounded strongly in the BSA’s quarterly consumer survey, Property Tracker .  However, longer term fears about job security may dampen future activity as it was seen as a barrier by 68% of respondents, topping the list of barriers to hom...

Building societies deliver robust lending performance

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24 November 2020

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. Building society mortgage lending Q3 2020 Building societies hold outstanding mortgage balances of £338.0bn, a 23% market sh...

BSA calls for tapered end to stamp duty holiday

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23 February 2021

The Building Societies Association (BSA) is calling on the Chancellor to taper the end of the temporary reduction in Stamp Duty Land Tax, to allow those who are already in the process of buying a new home to benefit from the rate reduction of up to £15,000. The temporary ...

Cash ISA Transfer Performance - 2020

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26 February 2021

  A voluntary agreement between The Building Societies Association (BSA), The Investing and Saving Alliance (TISA) and UK Finance required a minimum of 85 per cent of cash ISA transfers to be completed within seven working days for 2020. Collectively, the industry can repor...

Chancellor brings confidence back to the housing market

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19 March 2021

Optimism in the housing marketing returns Stamp duty holiday and mortgage guarantee scheme boost confidence Concerns about job security declining The latest Property Tracker survey from the Building Societies Association, reveals a surge in consumer confidence in the h...