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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Scotland home buyers down 3% in fourth quarter

22 February 2017

New data on the Scotland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase and remortgage activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 decreased slightly quarter-on-quarter.

First-time buyer lending up 14% in Wales in the fourth quarter

22 February 2017

New data on the Wales mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased quarter-on-quarter.

Number of home buyers in Northern Ireland up 6% in fourth quarter

22 February 2017

New data on the Northern Ireland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased quarter-on-quarter.

Mixed picture in December but first-time buyer lending healthy, says CML

14 February 2017

New data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity increased month-on-month and year-on-year but remortgage and buy-to-let levels decreased.

House purchase lending up 5% in November

17 January 2017

Our new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in November, showing a slight rise in house purchase lending month-on-month and year-on-year.

8% fall in loans to home-buyers in October

14 December 2016

Our new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in October, showing a drop in house purchase lending but growth in remortgage.

Home buyers in Wales up 10% in the third quarter

23 November 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Wales in Q3 shows an increase in house purchase lending and remortgage lending compared to the second quarter of the year.

Highest number of first-time buyers in Scotland quarterly since 2007

23 November 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Scotland in the third quarter that shows quarter-on-quarter rises in house purchase and remortgage activity.

Home buyers up 18% in Northern Ireland in third quarter

23 November 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Northern Ireland in Q3 of the year shows house purchase lending increased compared to Q2 and a year ago.

Mortgage costs reach historic low point in September

15 November 2016

Our new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in September, showing house purchase and remortgage lending decreased on August but was up on September 2015.