Getting Green Finance and Mortgages right with the Home Quality Mark.

We have a great opportunity in linking finance with the quality and sustainability of how we build homes, this should be maximised so we can deliver positive outcomes for consumers, the financial sector, developers and regulators.¬† The Home Quality Mark is the tool to do this.¬† 10 years ago the news was full of stories … Continue reading “Getting Green Finance and Mortgages right with the Home Quality Mark.”

Homebuyers have potential to borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, new research shows

Leading experts in home energy and financial services analysed data for 40,000 properties Fuel efficiency and fuel bills link has generated new calculator for consumers More accurate energy expenditure estimates could vary maximum loans by up to ¬£11,500 More accurate assessment of home energy bills by lenders could vary maximum mortgages by up to ¬£11,500 … Continue reading “Homebuyers have potential to borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, new research shows”

Householders are wanted for greener mortgages research

Householders are needed to help with¬†green mortgage research¬†that will¬†create more accurate information on energy costs and affordability feeding into the mortgage lending process. The¬†survey¬†gathers key information anonymously on homes, their energy ratings and their actual energy bills,¬†allowing lenders to acknowledge that smaller fuel costs could permit more to be borrowed on the mortgage, encourage buyers … Continue reading “Householders are wanted for greener mortgages research”