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A revised Value for Money Standard and associated Code of Practice
The HCA, as regulator of social housing in England, has published its consultation on a revised Value for Money (VfM) Standard to be in place from April 2018.
Mortgage lending strengthened in August
UK Finance data shows that lending for house purchase was higher in August 2017 than in both the preceding month and a year earlier.
Quarterly Consultation Paper No 18
The FCA has published a consultation on proposals to bring ‘retirement interest-only mortgages’ into the standard rules.
Market commentary September 2017
Housing market activity has been growing modestly since the start of the year, though the mix has shifted towards first-time buyers, away from buy-to-let and cash.
UK Finance research compares first-time buyers in the UK and Ireland
The financial crisis caused severe problems for first-time buyers in the UK and Ireland. Since then, however, mortgage and housing markets in the two countries have also gone through some...