Joint report on UK and Irish Housing Markets:

A joint research report, recently published by UK Finance and the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI). The report, UK and Irish Housing Markets: A First Time Buyer Perspective.

Themes explored in the report are: First-time buyers in both the UK and Ireland are suffering similar effects of the financial crisis, but in the last decade they have also undergone vastly different experiences because of migration and other demographic changes affecting their respective countries, and severity of the housing market correction.

The research provides the first detailed comparison of the UK and Irish mortgage markets and uses detailed loan-level data from UK Finance and the BPFI to profile first-time buyer borrowers in the two markets.

The report says: A common challenge in both countries is a continuing shortage of housing supply.  But, despite this, first-time buyer activity has been growing since 2011 in the UK and since 2013 in Ireland.

Read the news release from UK Finance 22nd September 2017 including report ‘UK and Irish Housing Markets: A First Time Buyer Perspective’ in full click here.

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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