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Andrew Heywood

Andrew Heywood

Visiting Fellow


Andrew Heywood is a specialist in housing and mortgage markets, regulation, governance and European issues, with significant networks within the housing and mortgage sectors including lenders, politicians and officials in the UK government, the regulatory authorities and Europe.

Before becoming a consultant, Andrew worked in a senior policy role at the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) where he had specific responsibility for lending for social and affordable housing, low-cost home-ownership products and the private rental sector. He also led the Council’s work on European issues, focusing particularly on mortgage and consumer credit regulation and also co-ordinated its position on UK consumer credit issues.

Andrew is editor of Housing Finance International and a visiting fellow at the Smith Institute.


Key Publications

  • Reselling shared ownership properties after improvements, (with Anna Clarke), CCHPR, 2013
  • Housing and planning – what makes the difference? Smith Institute, 2014
  • Local housing, community living: prospects for scaling up and scaling out community-led housing. Smith Institute 2016
  • From the margins to the mainstream: a study of the prospects for shared home ownership in the North West, Smith Institute 2016
  • Shared ownership: Ugly sister or Cinderella? (with Anna Clarke and Peter Williams) Council of Mortgage Lenders, 2016