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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London house purchase and remortgage lending up year-on-year in first quarter of 2016

25 May 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Greater London in the first quarter of 2016, showing quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year increases in house purchase and remortgage activity.

Home-owner house purchase lending up 60% year-on-year in March

17 May 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in March, showing significant month-on-month and year-on-year increases in house purchase and buy-to-let activity.

Home-owner house purchase lending up 21% year-on-year in February

13 April 2016

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in February showing year-on-year increases in first-time buyer, home mover, remortgage, and buy-to-let activity.

London house purchase lending dips in fourth quarter of 2015

24 February 2016

House purchase lending in London declined in 2015 in comparison with the previous year, but remortgaging increased, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Northern Ireland first-time buyer lending up 6% in fourth quarter

24 February 2016

New data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals lending in Northern Ireland for house purchase and remortgage increased in the fourth quarter 2015, both on the third quarter and compared to the same period in 2014.

House purchase lending in Scotland up 17% year-on-year in fourth quarter

24 February 2016

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Scotland in the fourth quarter of 2015 outlining mortgage lending to first-time buyers, home movers and remortagors.

House purchase lending up 20% in Wales year-on-year in the fourth quarter

24 February 2016

New data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals lending in Wales for house purchase and remortgage increased in the fourth quarter 2015, both on the third quarter and compared to the same period in 2014.

Home-owner house purchase lending up year-on-year 9% in fourth quarter

16 February 2016

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending, broken down for the periods of December, the fourth quarter and annual data for 2015, including trends in first-time buyers, home movers, remortgaging, and buy-to-let.

House purchase lending up 18% year-on-year in November

14 January 2016

New data released from the CML shows a breakdown of mortgage lending in the UK in November of 2015, including first-time buyers, home movers, remortgage and buy-to-let.

House purchase lending up 8% in October

15 December 2015

New data released from the CML shows a breakdown of mortgage lending in the UK in October of 2015, including first-time buyers, home movers, remortgage and buy-to-let.

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