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 - 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.
Housing finance at a glance - June 2012
Gives an overview of mortgage market activity in the UK, along with links to data on the Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish mortgage markets. The newsletter also gives an update on the Financial Services Authority’s mortgage market review, and highlights other current market issues - support for mortgage interest, flood insurance, and solar panels.
Housing finance at a glance - March 2012
Gives an overview of current mortgage market activity and details of the NewBuy scheme which will allow lenders to offer 95% mortgages to creditworthy borrowers on new build property.
Housing finance at a glance - December 2011
Gives an overview of our mortgage market forecasts for 2012, and our views on recent announcements including the FSA’s latest mortgage market review consultation; the end of the stamp duty concession for first-time buyers; the mortgage indemnity scheme for new build property; and the DWP’s consultation on support for mortgage interest.
Housing finance at a glance - September 2011
Gives a brief overview of current mortgage market activity; highlights our housing equity research which estimates borrowers hold unmortgaged housing wealth of around £800 billion; discusses the welfare reform agenda and its impact on consumer choice and the funding of social housing; looks at the latest developments on mortgage regulation from Europe; and introduces the new mortgage verification scheme to combat mortgage fraud.
Housing finance at a glance - April 2011
Gives a round up of recent mortgage market activity; discusses three regulatory initiatives from home and abroad which will affect the future provision of mortgages in the UK, and the results of a survey on MPs attitudes to the mortgage market.
Housing finance at a glance - February 2011
Gives a round up of mortgage market activity during 2010; and discusses the problems faced by first-time buyers following the recent summit on this issue called by housing minister Grant Shapps.
Housing finance at a glance - December 2010
Discusses the need for a public policy debate on mortgage market regulatory reform, and outlines our market forecasts for 2011.
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