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Mortgage rates fall as affordability improves

Mortgage Solutions | 22 Jun 2015

Falling mortgage rates are making it easier for people to purchase a home, research from the Building Societies Association (BSA) has found.

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Building societies support mortgage lending uptick in Q1

Some £12.7bn worth of gross new mortgages were lent in Q1 by building societies, an increase on the same time last year but down on Q4 figures, data shows.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 May 2015

Nationwide chief exec to step down; profits climb 54%

Nationwide’s chief executive Graham Beale is to retire after nine years of service as the lender reports profits surged to £1bn last year.

Mortgage Solutions | 22 May 2015

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BSA elects Bath CEO as deputy chair

The chief executive of Bath Building Society Dick Jenkins has been elected deputy chairman of the Building Societies Association.

Mortgage Solutions | 21 May 2015

Action needed on housing crisis - BSA

The Building Societies Association (BSA) says a long-term government strategy and multi-agency action is needed to solve the housing crisis.

Mortgage Solutions | 20 May 2015

MMR is just the beginning of regulatory change - BSA

The Mortgage Market Review (MMR) has permanently hardwired more conservative lending into the UK market which has been seen since the end of 2008.

Mortgage Solutions | 23 Apr 2015

Hand housing policy to Bank of England – Precise

Housing policy is being used as “political football” and should instead be handed to the Bank of England to create an effective long-term strategy, argues Precise Mortgages managing director Alan Cleary.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Apr 2015
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Will the MCD move on mortgage prisoners make any difference? Marketwatch

It has been under a year since the transitional rules were first introduced via the Mortgage Market Review (MMR).

Mortgage Solutions | 08 Apr 2015
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Ipswich and Melton disappointed over mortgage prisoner U-turn

Building societies have expressed disappointment at the regulator's announcement that new remortgage borrowers would be subject to a full affordability assessment to comply with the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD).

Mortgage Solutions | 01 Apr 2015

One third say now a ‘good time to buy' - BSA

After a marked rebound in sentiment since September, over one third of people think prospects for the property market are looking up.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Mar 2015

Housing needs to be at the heart of government

The latest English Housing Survey for 2013/14 showed that despite the extreme difficulty many first-time buyers face getting their foot on the housing ladder, Britain remains a nation of proud property lovers.

Mortgage Solutions | 24 Mar 2015
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IPO valuations, challenger banks and support for young buyers - The Mortgage Solutions Quiz

Here's our news quiz to test your knowledge of the week's mortgage news. Were you paying attention?

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Mar 2015

BSA presses government to support young homebuyers

The Building Societies Association (BSA) has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Budget asking for urgent and concerted action on supporting young buyers with house purchases.

Mortgage Solutions | 09 Mar 2015

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