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  1. Gross mortgage lending steady year-on-year

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 25% more first-time buyers in Northern Ireland in third quarter than a year ago

    26 November 2014

    New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Northern Ireland in the third quarter of 2014 show the market has had significant first-time buyer and home mover activity compared to the same period in 2013.

  9. 15% more first-time buyers in Scotland in the third quarter than in Q3 2013

    26 November 2014

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

  10. 6% more first-time buyers in London in third quarter than a year ago

    26 November 2014

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

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