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  1. Gross mortgage lending £18.6 billion in August, says CML

    Gross mortgage lending £18.6 billion in August, says CML

    18 September 2014

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £18.6 billion in August. This is 13% higher than August last year.

  2. House purchase lending up 33% in value in July compared to a year ago

    11 September 2014

    New CML data on the characteristics of lending in July show that it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage.

  3. CML disappointed at unintended impact on buy-to-let from European Directive

    05 September 2014

    We react to today's publication of a Treasury consultation on implementing the requirements of the European Mortgage Credit Directive.

  4. CML publishes "manifesto" for the next Election

    04 September 2014

    The CML publishes a "manifesto" in advance of the next General Election. This report considers the challenges for future housing policy from the perspective of the young, the old, and the in-betweeners.

  5. Data shows Help to Buy is hitting the mark, says CML

    02 September 2014

    Data published today shows that purchases under the Help to Buy scheme account for less than 6% of houses bought in the last 15 months. There is little evidence of the scheme amplifying the more active parts of the housing market.

  6. First-time buyers in Greater London in total borrow 27% more in the second quarter than a year ago

    27 August 2014

    New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Greater London in the second quarter of 2014 show the market grew in both house purchase and remortgage activity compared to the previous quarter and the same period last year.

  7. A third more first-time buyers in Northern Ireland than a year ago

    27 August 2014

    New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Northern Ireland in the second quarter of 2014 show the market is has had significant house purchase and remortgage activity growth compared to the previous quarter and the same period last year.

  8. Largest quarterly number of first-time buyers in Scotland since 2007

    27 August 2014

    New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Scotland in the second quarter of 2014 show it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with remortgage activity showing year-on-year decline.

  9. First-time buyers in Wales up by almost a third in second quarter of 2014

    27 August 2014

    New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Wales in the second 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.

  10. Gross mortgage lending continues to grow in July

    20 August 2014

    The CML estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £19.1 billion in July. This is 7% higher than June and 15% higher than July last year.

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