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27 May 2010
House purchase lending in Scotland mirrored the rest of the UK by falling 33% in the first three months of 2010.
17 May 2010
House purchase lending increased by 45% year on year in March, making it the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year growth, according to figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Remortgaging, however, was 29% down year on year, the 23rd consecutive annual fall.
13 April 2010
There were 35,000 loans for house purchase in February 2010, up 12% from January. First-time buyer numbers rose 13% to 12,600 and loans to home movers rose 11% to 22,600. Remortgaging numbers were up 2% to 24,000 though remain weak and we expect this weakness to continue for some time.
12 March 2010
Data for January 2010 shows that the end of the stamp duty holiday in December 2009 affected loans for house purchase more than loans for remortgage.
24 February 2010
House purchase activity in Scotland continued to pick up in the last quarter of 2009.
1 February 2010
The latest Bank of England mortgage data published today confirms the likelihood that there may have been a "bunching" of house purchase transactions in December to beat the stamp duty concession deadline.