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 www.ukfinance.org.uk for wider content and updates from UK Finance.

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Mortgage lending strengthened in August

12 October 2017

UK Finance data shows that lending for house purchase was higher in August 2017 than in both the preceding month and a year earlier.

Remortgaging strengthens in July

12 September 2017

July mortgage lending data shows that lending for house purchase in July was lower than in the preceding month but higher than a year earlier. First-time buyer lending increased year-on-year. Remortgaging by home owners increased both month-on-month and year-on-year.

Home buyers in Scotland up 25% in the second quarter of 2017

23 August 2017

New UK Finance data on the Scottish mortgage market released today reveals house purchase activity increased in the second quarter both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year.

Home buyers in Wales up 24% in the second quarter of 2017

23 August 2017

New data on the Wales mortgage market from UK Finance released today reveals house purchase activity increased year-on-year in the second quarter.

Home buyers in London up 6% in second quarter

23 August 2017

New data on the London mortgage market from UK Finance released today reveals house purchase activity increased year-on-year in the second quarter.

First-time buyers in Northern Ireland up 20% in the second quarter of 2017

23 August 2017

New data on the Northern Ireland mortgage market from UK Finance released today reveals house purchase and remortgage activity increased year-on-year in the second quarter.

First-time buyer activity continues to grow in June

15 August 2017

June mortgage lending trends show month-on-month and year-on-year increases in house purchase, buy-to-let and remortgage activity.

Mortgage arrears and possessions fell again in the second quarter

10 August 2017

The number of mortgages in arrears of 2.5% or more of the outstanding balance declined to the lowest level since at least 1994 when this run of data began.

Gross mortgage lending £22.1 billion in June

20 July 2017

Gross mortgage lending reached £22.1 billion in June. This is a 9% increase on May. Gross mortgage lending for the second quarter of this year reached £60.3 billion.

Home buyers up 12% in May compared to April

12 July 2017

May mortgage lending trends show month-on-month and year-on-year increases in house purchase, buy-to-let and remortgage activity.