Housing finance at a glance
Our parliamentary newsletter gives a brief overview of current issues in the housing and mortgage markets. It is specifically written and distributed to all MPs, and members of the House of Lords who have an interest in housing issues.
Housing finance at a glance - February 2015
This issue of our parliamentary newsletter highlights our manifesto for the general election; outlines recent mortgage market activity and provides links to our latest market trends data for the UK, as well as for the markets in London, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; considers the government’s new starter homes initiative; and gives an update on the implementation of the EU mortgage credit directive in March 2016.
Housing finance at a glance - December 2014
This issue of our parliamentary newsletter outlines recent UK mortgage market activity; highlights our remaining concerns in respect of the European mortgage credit directive; gives information on a new project that we are undertaking with Which? to look at the transparency of mortgage costs; and considers the regulatory environment for lending into retirement.
Housing finance at glance - September 2014
This issue of our parliamentary newsletter provides details of our new publication, A housing market to be proud of, which, looking through the lens of the mortgage lending industry, considers the challenges of future housing policy from the perspective of the young, the old, and the in-betweeners. The issue also gives an update on current mortgage market activity, and looks at the next regulatory challenge for lenders in the form of the EU mortgage credit directive.
Housing finance at a glance - May 2014
Covers our usual summary of recent housing market activity; highlights the new mortgage rules introduced at the end of April; looks at the pros and cons of shared ownership and shared equity; looks at how the number of outstanding interest-only mortgages is falling; and gives a taster of our director general’s new blog post considering the government’s proposals to reform annuities, and how this may impact on the mortgage market.
Housing finance at a glance - February 2014
This issue looks at current UK housing and mortgage market activity, and highlights our latest mortgage market trends data. It also highlights our concerns about the potentially large number of properties that will be excluded from the Flood Re insurance proposals contained within the Water Bill, currently making its way through the House of Lords.
Housing finance at a glance - November 2013
Outlines current UK housing and mortgage market activity, along with our latest statistics on the markets in London, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The newsletter also includes information on the recently launched Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme, and raises some concerns about the Water Bill as currently drafted, in respect of flood insurance.
Housing finance at a glance - July 2013
Includes our latest mortgage market activity data, and highlights key issues including Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee, interest-only mortgages, the EU Mortgage Credit Directive, flood insurance and mortgage rescue.
Housing finance at a glance - April 2013
This issue of our parliamentary newsletter tries to answer key questions on the Help to Buy: mortgage guaranteee scheme announced in the Budget 2013.
Housing finance at a glance - January 2013
Gives information on UK mortgage market forecasts for 2013-14; latest quarterly market data for London, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland; the key features of the Financial Services Authority’s new mortgage market rules; the interest-only mortgage market; flooding insurance; and a new report giving a self evaluation of the UK mortgage market.
Housing finance at a glance - September 2012
Gives an overview of current mortgage market activity, and we explain why, if mortgage repossessions are continuing to fall, we have not revised down our 45,000 forecast for the year as a whole.
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