UK has ‘housing gender gap’
The lender studied the housing habits of men and women across the country and found that single women (62%) were far more likely to be homeowners than single men (53%).
Males across the country have a preference for renting with 21% in private rented accommodation, nearly double the number of females.
Of homeowners, UK men are more likely to be purchasing with a mortgage with women tending to buy their homes outright.
Men remain most confident about the future of the housing market with 42% expecting a rise in house prices during the next twelve months, compared with just one third of women surveyed.
Elsewhere, 43% of women aged between 20 and 45 years old have the desire to own a home but feel that they are unlikely to be able to afford it, compared to a much lower level of similarly aged men (34%).