Wales' biggest buildng society, the Principality, says last year saw new loans totalling over £1bn.
It's reporting a pre-tax profit of just over £25m.
It says that first-time buyers are key to stimulating the housing market and supporting the economy. The society claims lending to this group has increased by a third and hopes it's new 95% mortgage for the group will help boost the housing market.
Graeme Yorston is the Group Chief Executive for Principality:
More top news
There'll be some outbreaks of rain in southern parts but for most it'll be staying dry with some bright or sunny spells.
Shaun Edwards says there'll be no room for complacency when Wales take on opponents they haven't lost against since 2007.
The first all-Wales annual report for respiratory services shows there has been a 10% drop in the number of deaths between 2013 and 2014.