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.

Please note this page is no longer being updated. Please go to the news area on the UK Finance website for the latest mortgage industry news. 

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August house purchase lending up 11% compared to a year ago

12 October 2016

Our new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in August show that house purchase is up on the previous month and the same time last year.

July house purchase lending down 13% on June

14 September 2016

Our new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in July, showing a decrease in first-time buyer and home mover activity, but remortgage and buy-to-let lending showing month-on-month growth.

Wales first-time buyer lending up 31% in second quarter

24 August 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Wales in Q2 shows an increase in house purchase lending and remortgage lending compared to the first quarter of the year.

Scotland house purchase lending up 23% in second quarter

24 August 2016

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

Northern Ireland house purchase lending up 13% in second quarter

24 August 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Northern Ireland in Q2 of the year shows house purchase and remortgage lending increased compared to Q1 and a year ago.

May house purchase lending 8% up on a year ago

13 July 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in May, showing year-on-year increases in first-time buyer, home mover and remortgage lending.

Home-owner house purchase lending down in April

15 June 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in April, showing a decline in house purchase and buy-to-let activity but increased remortgage levels.

Scotland house purchase lending up 7% in the first quarter of 2016

25 May 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Scotland in the first quarter, showing the traditionally seasonal dip in activity quarter-on-quarter but year-on-year growth in comparison to the same period in 2015.

Home-owner house purchase lending in Wales up year-on-year 25% in first quarter

25 May 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Wales in the first quarter, showing a decline compared to the previous quarter but significant year-on-year increases in house purchase and remortgage activity.

Northern Ireland house purchase lending up 26% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016

25 May 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Northern Ireland in the first quarter of the year, showing the usual seasonal dip in activity compared to the previous quarter but growth compared to the same period last year.

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