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BSA blog: 10,857 days and counting

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20 December 2021

First published in the Winter edition of Society Matters , by Robin Fieth, BSA CEO Saltford Manor House near Bath is thought to be the oldest continuously occupied private house in England. Built in 1148, it has survived over 870 years. Over the next 28 years Saltfo...

Guest blog: Decarbonising the UK housing stock

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06 January 2022

First published in Society Matters magazine, by Ana Bajri, Head of Sustainability, Countrywide Surveying Services UK housing is responsible for 23% of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions and with climate change rising up the agenda, the sector will have a key part...

The sad passing of Lord Myners, former city minister

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27 January 2022

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Lord Myners on 16 January. Lord Paul Myners was a supporter of mutuals and cooperatives through his life. During the financial crisis, he was appointed Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury, serving from 2008-2010. During thi...

Wendy Harrison, HR Service Delivery Lead at Leeds Building Society and MHFA England Instructor, talks about the mental wellbeing support provided to her colleagues and the partnership with the Building Societies Association (BSA) which helps other organisations to do the same...

BSA comments on the increase in the Bank Rate to 0.50%

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03 February 2022

Commenting on the increase in the Bank Rate from 0.25% to 0.50%, Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage and Housing Policy at the BSA said: “Given the rising costs of living, including the increase in the energy price cap that we have seen this morning and the tax hikes coming...

Guest blog: Delivering the good quality green home of the future

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09 February 2022

Guest blog by Sara Bennison, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Nationwide Building Society.  First published in Society Matters magazine. At Nationwide the core principle that guides everything we do is ensuring everyone has a good quality home they can call thei...

Cash ISA Transfer Performance 2021

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10 February 2022

A voluntary agreement between The Building Societies Association (BSA), The Investing and Saving Alliance (TISA) and UK Finance, sets a target of a minimum of 85 per cent of cash ISA transfers to be completed within seven working days for 2021. Collectively, the industry ...

Guest blog: The value of partnership in raising climate risk awareness

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17 February 2022

Guest blog by Colin Fyfe, Chief Executive of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and Chair of the BSA Green Finance Taskforce. First published in Society Matters magazine. Talk about climate risk is all around us.  Whether it is COP 26, the almost daily reports of extr...

Guest blog: Diversity and Inclusion - Is it important?

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08 March 2022

Marlene Shields OBE, Chief Executive of Capital Credit Union talks about the importance of diversity and inclusion at Capital and how it runs through every aspect of their organisation, from its culture and policies to decisions on their new office. If we start from the pr...

Fewer people think now is a good time to buy than they did in the 2008 financial crisis Mortgage affordability is a growing barrier to buying a home A third expect to cut back on essential purchases as the cost of living rises First-time buyers expect to work more ...

BSA comments on the increase in the Bank Rate to 0.75%

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17 March 2022

Commenting on the increase in the Bank Rate from 0.50% to 0.75%, Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage and Housing Policy at the BSA said: “Given the rising costs of living, including the increase in the energy price cap, rising prices and the tax increases coming in next mont...

BSA & UK Finance joint comment on Homes for Ukraine scheme

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18 March 2022

Commenting on the Homes for Ukraine scheme, UK Finance and the Building Societies Association said: “Mortgage lenders are supportive of the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme which will enable homeowners across the UK to provide accommodation to refugees fleeing the w...

Lorna Kerr, Chief People Officer at Principality Building Society talk about how the Society is committed to addressing under-representation, whilst ensuring there is an environment where all colleagues feel included. Here at Principality Building Society, we are aware that...

Support for Ukraine

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31 March 2022

As the tragic situation in Ukraine continues to unfold, with people forced to leave their homes and in many cases leave loved ones behind it is heartening to see the large numbers of British people wanting to offer their homes to refugees.  Mortgage lenders are supportive of ...

Consumer education key for energy efficiency

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22 April 2022

Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage & Housing Policy at the BSA, gives his thoughts on today's housing and mortgage markets.  First published in Mortgage Finance Gazette . It’s impossible to think about housing without thinking about the Ukrainian families and communities ...