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How the 2013 budget affects the UK housing market

March 22, 2013 – 11:08 pm

George Osbourne’s budget speech earlier this week highlighted a number of key areas that will affect us all. Here we concentrate on the announcements which will directly affect the housing market.
Pronouncing the new budget to …

BSA Budget comment

March 20, 2013 – 8:53 pm

Responding to measures announced by the Chancellor, Adrian Coles, Director-General of the BSA said:
Help to Buy Scheme
“The BSA welcomes the Chancellor’s focus on home ownership as a core part of an ‘aspiration nation’.  It is …

Yorkshire Building Society response to budget

March 20, 2013 – 8:49 pm

Yorkshire Building Society, the UK’s second largest building society, has responded to the key points in today’s Budget Statement.
On Help to Buy:
Andy Caton, Yorkshire Building Society’s Corporate Development Director, said: “George Osborne is right to …

Coventry Intermediaries launches highly competitive range at 75% loan to value with rates from 2.49%

March 19, 2013 – 2:12 pm

Coventry Intermediaries has launched a highly competitive range of 2 and 5 year fixed rates available at 75% LTV with low rates starting from 2.49%. Available from Tuesday 19th March highlights include;
2.49% 2 Year Fixed Rate …

Yorkshire Building Society announces further expansion

March 19, 2013 – 1:53 pm

Yorkshire Building Society is pleased to announce it is continuing its high street expansion plan and opening two new branches in Ripon and Wetherby.
In the last 12 months Yorkshire Building Society has opened four new …

The Cambridge announces a record year

March 15, 2013 – 5:36 pm

In 2012 The Cambridge Building Society provided a record £220m of funding to help people buy their homes.
Today The Cambridge has announced a strong set of financial results reflecting the Society’s successful investment over the …

The UK needs more new homes

March 14, 2013 – 7:00 pm

Some light may be appearing at the end of the housing market tunnel as the day before the Budget the BSA’s March Property Tracker reveals that access to mortgage finance as a barrier to property …

The Nottingham launches six new competitive residential mortgage products

March 13, 2013 – 5:10 pm
The Nottingham

The Nottingham is pleased to announce that we will be launching six new branch/direct exclusive residential mortgage products from 9am on Tuesday 12 March.   
Martyn Bell, Mortgage Product Manager at The Nottingham, says, “Since 2008 we …

Chelsea announces special cut rate with £ 500 cashback

March 13, 2013 – 5:04 pm

 Chelsea Building Society is cutting the rate of one of its competitive two year fixed rate mortgages on Friday, 15 March.
The 2.64% two year mortgage at 75% LTV (loan to value) will be reduced to …

Building Societies Association budget submission

March 13, 2013 – 12:27 am

In its budget submission to HM Treasury, the Building Societies Association calls for the Government to deliver measures that will boost house building and the economy; protect homeowners at risk of flooding, and assist hard-pressed …