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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25% more first-time buyers in Northern Ireland in 2014

25 February 2015

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Northern Ireland in the fourth quarter of 2014 saw house purchase and remortgage lending up on the previous quarter.

25% more first-time buyers in Northern Ireland in third quarter than a year ago

26 November 2014

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Northern Ireland in the third quarter of 2014 show the market has had significant first-time buyer and home mover activity compared to the same period in 2013.

A third more first-time buyers in Northern Ireland than a year ago

27 August 2014

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Northern Ireland in the second quarter of 2014 show the market is has had significant house purchase and remortgage activity growth compared to the previous quarter and the same period last year.

First-time buyers in Northern Ireland up 33% in quarter one compared to same period last year

28 May 2014

New CML data released today on the profile of mortgage lending in Northern Ireland in the first quarter of 2014 shows year-on-year growth, in particular, for home movers and first-time buyers but the expected seasonal dip has effected lending compared to the previous quarter.

First-time buyer lending in Northern Ireland up 29% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2013

26 February 2014

The number of loans advanced for house purchase to first-time buyers in Northern Ireland grew to its highest level since mid-2007 in the fourth quarter of 2013, new data from the CML shows.

Highest quarterly house purchase lending in Northern Ireland since 2009

26 November 2013

The number of loans advanced for house purchase in Northern Ireland grew to its highest levels since 2009 in the third quarter of 2013, data released today by the CML show.

First-time buyers up by a third year-on-year in Northern Ireland

28 August 2013

The number of loans to first-time buyers in Northern Ireland increased by 36% in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year, data released today by the CML show.

CML Northern Ireland announces new chairman

17 May 2013

Brian McCormick, head of mortgages at First Trust Bank, has today been appointed the new chairman of CML Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland sees highest yearly total of first-time buyers in 5 years

26 February 2013

Lending to first-time buyers increased in the final quarter of the year in Northern Ireland, contributing to the largest number of loans to first time buyers in a single year since 2007, according to new data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Northern Ireland.

House purchase lending in Northern Ireland rises in third quarter, down on 2011

26 November 2012

The number of loans advanced for house purchase reached the highest quarterly total for the year but remained lower than the same period last year, according to new figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Northern Ireland.