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Buy-to-let lending tops £5 billion in second quarter

8 August 2013

Buy-to-let lenders advanced 40,000 mortgages to landlords, worth more than £5 billion, in the second quarter of 2013.

Buy-to-let sector continues to grow, reports CML

9 May 2013

Gross mortgage lending of £4.2 billion across 33,500 mortgages was advanced to buy-to-let landlords in the first quarter of 2013, according to latest survey data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Buy-to-let lending £16.4 billion in 2012

14 February 2013

Buy-to-let lending accounted for 11.5% of total gross mortgage lending in 2012, up from 9.8% in 2011, according to full-year data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

CML announces Paragon's Terrington as new chairman

31 January 2013

Nigel Terrington, chief executive of The Paragon Group of Companies PLC, a specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender, has today become chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders. He replaces Martijn Van der Heijden of HSBC, who has held the position since August 2011.

Buy-to-let continued to grow in third quarter

8 November 2012

Buy-to-let lending continued to grow in the third quarter. There are now 1.44 million buy-to-let mortgages outstanding, worth £164 billion.

Buy-to-let lending increased in the second quarter

9 August 2012

Buy-to-let lending increased to £3.9 billion in the second quarter of 2012. The value of loans was 5% higher than in the preceding quarter and up 18% year-on-year.

Buy-to-let in the first quarter of 2012

10 May 2012

New buy-to-let lending in the first quarter of this year totalled £3.7 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Number of buy-to-let properties up by 84,000 in 2011, says CML

9 February 2012

The number of properties being bought with buy-to-let mortgages increased by around 84,000 in 2011, according to latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Buy-to-let market continued to grow in third quarter

10 November 2011

Buy-to-let lending continued to grow in the third quarter of 2011. The number of loans advanced increased by 16% over the preceding three months, while the value of lending grew by 19% over the same period.

Buy-to-let market returned to growth in the second quarter of the year

11 August 2011

The value of new buy-to-let loans increased by 21% in the second quarter of 2011, driven mainly by remortgaging.

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