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Industry Insight – Living the dream – 2022, the year of the self-build

By Richard Steed / 20th January 2022 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Living the dream – 2022, the year of the self-build

by Craig Middleton – Mortgage Sales Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Living the dream 2022 – the year of the self-build So how was your Christmas and New Year? Were you squeezed around the dinner table dreaming of a spacious, open plan dining area; thinking of the convenience of […]

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Industry Insight – A year in reflection and what’s to come

By Richard Steed / 20th December 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – A year in reflection and what’s to come

by Emily Smith, Head of Marketing and Distribution, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – A year In reflection and what’s to come During 2021 we have seen a continuous, rapid change in the way we live and work. The aftermath of Brexit and the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 have been felt […]

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Industry Insight – Holiday Lets are here to stay

By Richard Steed / 3rd December 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Holiday Lets are here to stay

by Jean Errington, BDM, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Holiday Lets Here To Stay Holiday Lets are here to stay In a time when the UK staycation remains the holiday of choice for many Brits looking for convenience, safety and the great outdoors, holiday lets continue to provide a strong […]

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Industry Insight – Being an asset to your family – Later Life Lending

By Richard Steed / 18th November 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Being an asset to your family – Later Life Lending

by Craig Middleton, Mortgage Sales Manager, Harpenden Building Society With increasing numbers from a senior generation wanting to offer financial support to younger family members or provide for their twilight years, what investment opportunities are available to them? Property investment facilitated by ‘Later Life Lending’ is one option benefitting customers, their families, and brokers too. […]

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Industry Insights – Living together – The rise of the sandwich generation

By Richard Steed / 3rd November 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insights – Living together – The rise of the sandwich generation

by Graeme Aitken, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Living together – The rise of the sandwich generation Multigenerational living Modern life is full of emerging trends and circumstances, no more so than in the way we live. One example is the increased interest from extended families and […]

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Industry Insight – Holiday Lets in 2022 – still a strong option

By Richard Steed / 24th September 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Holiday Lets in 2022 – still a strong option

by Jean Errington, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Holiday Lets in 2022 – still a strong option Holiday Lets in 2022 – still a strong option It’s possible to book an overseas holiday for 2022 but will you be able to go? Such uncertainty continues to fuel […]

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Industry Insight – Self Build….The choice is yours

By Richard Steed / 10th September 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Self Build….The choice is yours

by Graeme Aitken, Business Development Manager, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Self Build….The choice is yours Self-build, the choice is yours For recent generations ‘choice’ has become far more commonplace. Whether it’s a small everyday purchase or a big lifestyle acquisition, there are now numerous options. When it comes to […]

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Industry Insight – Sunny outlook for holiday let investors

By Richard Steed / 10th September 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Sunny outlook for holiday let investors

by Jacqui Turner, BDM Northern Region, Harpenden Building Society Download the article as a PDF – Sunny outlook for holiday let investors Sunny outlook for holiday let investors The summer of 2021 is proving to be a buoyant time for the UK holiday industry. Chances are you will have enjoyed a ‘staycation’ holiday yourself this […]

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Industry Insight – Holiday Lets – ‘School’s out for Summer’

By Richard Steed / 2nd August 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Holiday Lets – ‘School’s out for Summer’

by Jacqui Turner, BDM Northern Region, Harpenden Building Society Much to the relief of students, parents and teachers all across the country, the school holidays are here! Due to the ongoing travel restrictions however, families aren’t jetting off overseas as they might have done pre-Covid but opting to take time off in more traditional locations […]

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Industry Insight – Building your dream home

By Richard Steed / 2nd August 2021 / Comments Off on Industry Insight – Building your dream home

by Craig Middleton – Mortgage Sales and Distribution Manager, Harpenden Building Society As we navigate new ways of living through these Covid times, there’s lots for lenders, mortgage brokers and their customers to consider. We’re in a very different world compared to just a couple of years ago, so what’s changed when it comes to […]

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