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Landlords and lenders: trends in arrears and possessions

Analysis

21 August 2015

Our new figures on mortgage arrears and possessions contain new - more detailed - data on the market. We look at what the numbers show.

Five take-away statistics from our second quarter mortgage lending data

Analysis

21 August 2015

Earlier this month, we published our detailed breakdown of lending data for the second quarter of the year. Today, we highlight the key trends.

Market commentary August 2015

Analysis

20 August 2015

Housing and mortgage market activity should continue to be supported by a strong economic backdrop as we head into the second half of the year, with low unemployment, near zero inflation and strong pay growth.

Five things you need to know about mortgage rates

News

31 July 2015

This article looks at mortgage rates - what influences mortgage rates and why mortgages are priced as they are.

Jargon buster: how do swaps work?

News

30 July 2015

This article investigates how swap rates work and we explain how swaps limit the interest rate risk of "borrowing short and lending long" (or vice versa).

Jargon buster: what's the yield curve?

News

30 July 2015

This article explains what the yield curve is and why it is relevant in the context of understanding mortgage rates.

CML welcomes two new members and two new associates

News

30 July 2015

We are delighted to announce that two new members and two new associates have joined the CML.

Market commentary July 2015

Analysis

16 July 2015

We publish our updated forecasts alongside market commentary. After a softer than expected start to the year, benign economic conditions should help underpin a gentle improvement in the housing and mortgage market going forwards.

Buy to let: not a saint, not a sinner

Opinion

15 July 2015

CML director general Paul Smee says that when it comes to housing tenure, policymakers should accept that there are good reasons for making different choices. The key issue is housing supply, he argues.

CML responds to FCA review

News

15 July 2015

The CML welcomes publication of the FCA's thematic review of mortgage advice and distribution, and will now look carefully with members at its findings.