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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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.

Where have all the movers gone?

30 June 2017

New research explores the phenomenon of "missing movers", and suggests that the reduction in the number of mortgaged home-owner house moves appears to be a structural shift.

Digital change raising the bar for lenders, says CML research

27 June 2017

The CML has published a new research report: Digital Change and Mortgage Borrowers.

New CML research reveals a need to narrow the gap between advice 'silos' for later life borrowers

26 June 2017

New research undertaken for the CML in conjunction with the BSA says that it is vital to adopt a more joined up approach to delivering advice to older borrowers.

Gross lending up 12% in May and new CML buy-to-let forecast

22 June 2017

Gross mortgage lending reached £20.1 billion in May according to the latest estimate from the CML, and we revise down our buy-to-let forecast for this year.

Home buyer activity in April down on March but up on a year ago

13 June 2017

New Council of Mortgage Lenders data released today reveals house purchase activity decreased in April month-on-month but increased year-on-year. Remortgage activity and buy-to-let declined month-on-month.

Gross mortgage lending £18.4 billion in April

25 May 2017

Gross mortgage lending reached £18.4 billion in April. Down 11% on March's total but 4% higher than April last year.

First-time buyer growth continues in Wales in first quarter but home movers decline

24 May 2017

New CML data on the Welsh mortgage market released today reveals house purchase activity declined in the first quarter of the year but remortgage activity continued to grow.

Home buying activity in Northern Ireland up 3% year-on-year in first quarter

24 May 2017

New data on the Northern Ireland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase and remortgage activity increased year-on-year in the first quarter.

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Tamsin Askew

Junior press officer
020 7438 8981


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