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Action needed on housing crisis - BSA

Mortgage Solutions | 20 May 2015

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


Yorkshire Building Society to launch underwriter academy

Yorkshire Building Society has laid out plans to develop a mortgage underwriting apprenticeship programme which it hopes will provide a benchmark for employee development in other banks and building societies.

Mortgage Solutions | 10 Apr 2015
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Banks' stress test to include global economic slowdown

The UK’s largest banks will face new requirements set out by the Bank of England (BoE) to consider deteriorating global economic conditions as part of its stress test.

Mortgage Solutions | 30 Mar 2015

Other Building societies articles


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

The Non Executive Directorship Q&A

At the last Ladies Executive Club, members quizzed Deborah Cooper, director of executive search firm Warren Partners, on how to secure and succeed at an NED role.

Mortgage Solutions | 26 Feb 2015
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UK sees remortgage retraction year-on-year in Q4

Homeowners are still reluctant to remortgage their properties onto a new deal as lending volumes and transactions fell year-on-year in quarter four across the UK, statistics from the Council of Mortgage Lenders revealed.

Mortgage Solutions | 25 Feb 2015

Building societies report lending slowdown in Q4

Building societies reported a slowdown in mortgage lending in the final quarter of 2014 as approvals dropped 7% and lending fell from £14.2bn to £13.8bn.

Mortgage Solutions | 16 Feb 2015

Star Letter 06/02/2015

Each week Mortgage Solutions picks the most opinionated or thoughtful reader contributions from our article comments and letters to the editor.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Feb 2015

Council of Mortgage Lenders expands membership

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has expanded its membership to include West Bromwich Building Society, private bank Hampden & Co and Stafford Railway Building Society.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Feb 2015

Building societies struggle to perform under regulatory pressure

Building societies reported poor performance levels in the last quarter of 2014 as business volumes took an unexpected tumble, in contrast to the majority of financial services firms which boasted growth.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Jan 2015

Coventry scraps booking fees on residential range

Coventry Intermediaries has removed its upfront £199 booking fee from its residential mortgage range for a limited period.

Mortgage Solutions | 19 Nov 2014

BSA lunch: the speech in full

Building Societies Association (BSA) chairman and Skipton CEO David Cutter today launched a mutuals manifesto in partnership with the Association of Financial Mutuals.

Mortgage Solutions | 13 Nov 2014

Cost of borrowing for first-time buyers at record high

The cost of borrowing for customers with smaller deposits has reached a record high, findings from a report released by Genworth have revealed.

Mortgage Solutions | 12 Nov 2014

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