From 1st July the Council of Mortgage Lenders is integrated into a new trade association, UK Finance. For the time being, all UKF mortgage information will continue to be published on this website, and UKF member-only mortgage information will only be available here.

UK Finance represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. The new organisation takes on most of the activities previously carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association. Please go to for wider content and updates from UK Finance.

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Largest mortgage lenders 2016 – smaller firms show the strongest growth!


20 June 2017

Our list of the largest lenders in 2016 includes data on 60 firms. It shows that last year smaller firms saw some of the strongest growth in lending.

Largest mortgage lenders 2015 - challenger and specialist lenders show strongest growth in competitive market


28 July 2016

New data on the largest lenders shows challenger and specialist banks saw the strongest growth in 2015, with medium-sized firms also increasing their market share.

Largest lenders in 2014 reflect a competitive mortgage market


4 September 2015

Our table of the largest lenders in 2014 reflected a competitive market, with medium-sized players seeing some of the strongest growth.

Largest lenders in 2013: the top 20


23 September 2014

Today, we publish data on the largest lenders in the UK. The figures show that competition in the market is growing, with a healthy spread of active firms. 

Healthy competition: the lending landscape in 2012


28 August 2013

Today, we publish our data showing the largest lenders in 2012. Our data shows competition in the market is growing.

The largest lenders in 2011


25 July 2012

Today, we publish our lists of the largest mortgage lenders. They show that middle-ranking lenders increased their share of lending in 2011.

NewBuy can boost housing supply, says government


14 March 2012

On Monday, five of the UK’s largest mortgage lenders announced plans to participate in the NewBuy scheme, launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), with the support of builders and the CML. The scheme will make 95% mortgages more readily available on newly-built homes by introducing a guarantee fund.

Market downturn has reduced equity withdrawal, says Bank


14 December 2011

Households injected more than £9 billion into their home-ownership in the second quarter of this year – the largest amount ever reported. Data published by the Bank of England shows that almost £93 billion has been injected since the second quarter of 2008, when the market downturn began to have an impact.

The largest lenders in 2010


23 August 2011

There was little change in the names at the top of the list of largest lenders last year, according to the new CML top 30 lenders’ data published today. However, mid-sized lenders increased both their lending levels and their market share, and there were five first-time entrants to the “top 30” by gross lending in 2010.

Largest mortgage lenders in 2009


8 September 2010

The publication of our list of the top 30 mortgage lenders in 2009 should be viewed in the context of broader developments affecting the UK mortgage market which, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, has contracted significantly and re-structured substantially.

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