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  1. Gross lending remains steady in December

    Gross lending remains steady in December

    22 January 2015

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £16.5 billion in December - virtually unchanged from November and down just 1% on December last year.

  2. House purchase lending down 12% in November

    14 January 2015

    New CML data on the characteristics of lending in November 2014 show a decline in lending trends to first-time buyers, home movers and remortgaging, from the heights of November 2013; but a year-on-year increase in buy-to-let lending.

  3. CML responds to FCA on implementing the Mortgage Directive

    05 January 2015

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders has submitted its response to the FCA's consultation on implementing the European Mortgage Credit Directive in the UK.

  4. Gross mortgage lending steady year-on-year

    18 December 2014

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £16.9 billion in November - 9% lower than October's gross lending total.

  5. CML responds to government starter homes announcement

    15 December 2014

    We comment on the new announcement by the government of an initiative to deliver a flow of starter homes at below-market prices.

  6. First-time buyers borrow 22% more in October than last year

    11 December 2014

    New CML data on the characteristics of lending in October of 2014 show lending trends in first-time buyers, home movers, remortgages and buy-to-let.

  7. Moray McDonald announced as new CML chairman

    08 December 2014

    Moray McDonald to become new chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders commencing the 1st January 2015, succeeding Stephen Noakes of Lloyds Banking Group.

  8. CML welcomes stamp duty reform

    03 December 2014

    We welcome the reform of stamp duty, and confirm the Autumn Statement we are working with Which? on a six-month project to identify practical steps to improve consumer understanding of fees and charges on mortgages.

  9. CML urges caution on FPC direction powers

    28 November 2014

    Responding to a Treasury consultation, we question whether the Financial Policy Committee actually needs direction powers, and we call for robust consultative mechanisms if they are granted.

  10. 18% more first-time buyers in Wales in third quarter than the same period last year

    26 November 2014

    New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Wales in the third quarter of 2014 show it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with first-time buyers in particular showing strong year-on-year growth.

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