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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CML reports stable first quarter in the buy-to-let market

12 May 2011

Buy-to-let mortgage lending in the first quarter of 2011 totalled £2.9 billion across 27,600 loans, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Buy-to-let market continues modest improvement

10 February 2011

The buy-to-let market grew by 7% in 2010, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Buy-to-let lending showing modest signs of recovery

11 November 2010

Buy-to-let lending rose by 12% in the third quarter, supported by ongoing demand for rental property against the backdrop of a dysfunctional owner-occupier market.

CML reports second quarter buy-to-let results

12 August 2010

Continued slow growth in the buy-to-let mortgage market in the second quarter of 2010, but marginally less slow than in previous recent quarters.

Buy-to-let activity settles after stamp duty holiday

13 May 2010

CML figures show that buy-to-let activity has settled again after the stamp duty holiday triggered a modest upturn at the end of last year.

Buy-to-let lending in 2009

11 February 2010

New buy-to-let lending grew 9% in the last three months of 2009, an increase for the second consecutive quarter.