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Gross mortgage lending £18.9 billion in January
Gross mortgage lending reached £18.9 billion in January. This is 6% lower than December’s lending total but 2% higher than January last year.
Market commentary February 2017
Lending in January was estimated to be £18.9 billion, up 2% on a year ago. First-time buy numbers continue to recover, while movers remain weak.
Extending Coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to Registered Social Landlords
We disagree with the proposal. It is not necessary; disproportionate; resource intensive; and inconsistent with the government’s stated intention of legislating to ensure RSLs can be reclassified as private bodies.
London home buyers down 3% in fourth quarter 2016
New data on the Greater London mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 declined quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year.
Scotland home buyers down 3% in fourth quarter
New data on the Scotland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase and remortgage activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 decreased slightly quarter-on-quarter.
Statistic of the week
Home-owner house purchase lending totalled £11.6bn in December - up 5% on November and 3% on December 2015.Read more...