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How to get a mortgage

Factsheet,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
15 October 2013

Once you have found your dream property, put an offer to the vendor and had it accepted, you will need to secure the finances you need to complete the purchase. This will usually involve getting a mortgage. Many people find applying for and getting a mortgage highly stre...

Solar panels

Factsheet,
Contact:
simon rex,
Last updated:
01 August 2013

Guidance With electricity prices rising, homeowners are seeking alternative forms of energy. One business model which has sprung up to meet this need involves a company placing photovoltaic panels on a homeowner's roof and providing electricity to them from the panels, ...

Savers get a better deal from building societies

Press release,
Contact:
amy harland,
Last updated:
20 March 2017

New data shows that building societies give the UK’s hard pressed savers a better deal than other deposit takers do[1]. The Building Societies Association (BSA) has collated this new data using a similar methodology to the effective rates data compiled and published by the...

Long Term Safety Nets to Protect Mortgage Borrowers

Industry publication,
Contact:
harinder chohan,
Last updated:
19 September 2011

In November 2010, we launched a report by John Howard into Long Term Safety Nets to Protect Mortgage Borrowers which examines the economic environment which has caused many homeowners to fall behind in mortgage payments; the help available to those struggling to meet payments...

Mortgage underwriting

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
11 January 2019

In recent years the recognised career path to mortgage underwriter has changed substantially, partly due to the changing nature of mortgage advice. This intensive two-day course is designed to fully equip underwriters with the knowledge required to carry out their role effe...

Lending in later life

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
21 March 2019

With people over 65 currently holding £1.5 trillion in housing wealth, and with mortgage borrowing in this age group projected to double by 2030, lending in later life has the potential to be a huge growth area for building societies in the years to come.  Recent changes in...

Arrears handling

Event,
Contact:
christie sharp,
Last updated:
08 April 2019

This bespoke one-day course, in partnership with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), is designed to help navigate the ever more complex area of arrears handling. There is an expectation that lenders should not take a one size fits all approach and that arrears handlers...