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BSA Members

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25 July 2013


Mortgages and housing

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20 May 2020


Research & Reports

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12 August 2013


Latest BSA statistics

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25 November 2020

Mortgage lending Mortgage lending in the third quarter of 2020 (July to September 2020): Building societies approved 111,791  mortgage loans, a 28% share of the 397,402 mortgage loans approved across the market in the period. Gross mortgage lending by building societie...

Glossary of terms

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18 July 2014

Approvals (Commitments) - Approvals indicate the value of mortgage loan applications which have newly proceeded to the stage where a satisfactory property valuation has been obtained and the society has agreed in principle to lend. The advance of mortgage money depends o...

Sector info & performance

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16 July 2014


About the BSA

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25 May 2021

About the BSA The Building Societies Association or BSA was originally established in 1869. It is the voice for all 43 UK building societies as well as 6 credit unions.  Together these organisations serve around 25 million customers up and down the length of the UK. The ...

Help to Buy

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08 April 2021

Help to Buy equity loans With a Help to Buy: Equity Loan the Government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, so you’ll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. You won’t be charged loan fees on the 20% loan for the first fiv...

MoneyHelper

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01 July 2021

MoneyHelper is an independent service, set up by government to help people make the most of their money. They give free, unbiased money advice to anyone in the UK which is delivered online, over the phone and face to face. The service is paid for by a levy on the financial s...

Useful links

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01 July 2021

Further advice and information is available from the following organisations: OwnYourHome The main source of information on all government home ownership schemes, including Shared Ownership. Link to OwnYourHome MoneyHelper Impartial information and a wide range of ...

Can't pay your mortgage?

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23 November 2020

Download the information leaflet here If you have a mortgage you will be expected to make regular monthly payments to your lender. How much you pay will depend on the type of mortgage you have, the term of the loan and the rate of interest on it. If there are any changes ...

Child Trust Funds

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10 August 2021

Child Trust Funds were launched in 2005 and made available to all children born in the UK between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011.  They have now been replaced by junior ISAs. The aim of CTF accounts was to engender a savings habit among children; providing a cushion of ...

Building Society assets

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11 August 2021

A listing of all UK building societies ranked by asset size in PDF and Excel formats. Asset List in Excel format Asset List in PDF format

Cladding - consumer Q&A

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08 March 2021

What is an EWS1 form and why are they needed? Householders in flats and apartments should be able to have confidence that their home is safe to live in, and buyers should expect no less. The EWS1 form is a cross-industry initiative from Building Societies Association (BS...

BSA Property Tracker

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29 June 2021

The BSA Property Tracker   explores consumer sentiment regarding the UK property market via a quarterly consumer survey. The Property Tracker, run by YouGov research for the BSA, asks a number of questions to 2,000 adults every quarter. The questions cover: Whether it...