First-time buyers will suffer if smaller lenders are not given greater freedom to lend above four-and-a-half times borrowers' income, warned the Building Societies Association (BSA).
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The Building Societies Association (BSA) wants a ‘sunset clause' to be added to the loan-to-income (LTI) cap due to concerns over the long-term effects it may have on the housing market.
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The BSA has appointed soon-to-be ex-journalist Robert Thickett and Sarah Wilde as mortgage policy advisers, reporting to head of mortgage policy Paul Broadhead.
The amount of people who believe now is a good time to buy a property is at its lowest level since June 2008, data released by the Building Societies Association has shown.
The World Cup 2014 kicks off in Brazil on Thursday and Mortgage Solutions is pitting top industry figures against each other.
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Almost 35 years ago there was a day (1 December 1979, to be precise) when mortgage interest rates rose from 11.75% to 15% in one go. This is a lifetime ago for many (I was four), but does serve to illustrate just how much the interest rate situation has changed.
Group chief executive of Skipton Building Society David Cutter has been elected as chairman of the the Building Societies Association for a second year.
The chief executive of the Building Societies Association has warned the financial services sector must continue to include a diverse range of businesses.
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Two leading trade bodies have called for the industry to work together to ensure a smooth implementation of the new Mortgage Market Review (MMR) rules.
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