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House purchase lending down quarter-on-quarter by 5% in fourth quarter of 2014

17 February 2015

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 2014.

House purchase lending down 12% in November

14 January 2015

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in November 2014 show a decline in lending trends to first-time buyers, home movers and remortgaging, from the heights of November 2013; but a year-on-year increase in buy-to-let lending.

15% more first-time buyers in Scotland in the third quarter than in Q3 2013

26 November 2014

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Scotland in the third quarter of 2014 show it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with remortgage activity showing year-on-year decline.

18% more first-time buyers in Wales in third quarter than the same period last year

26 November 2014

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Wales in the third quarter of 2014 show it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with first-time buyers in particular showing strong year-on-year growth.

6% more first-time buyers in London in third quarter than a year ago

26 November 2014

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Greater London in the third quarter of 2014 show the market grew in both house purchase and remortgage activity compared to the previous quarter.

Highest quarterly house purchase lending level since 2007

11 November 2014

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in September and the third quarter of 2014 show lending trends in first-time buyers, home movers, remortgages and buy-to-let.

House purchase lending in August down 3% on July

9 October 2014

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in August show that lending declined slightly compared to July, the first month-on-month drop in house purchase lending volume since February this year.

House purchase lending up 33% in value in July compared to a year ago

11 September 2014

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in July show that it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage.

Data shows Help to Buy is hitting the mark, says CML

2 September 2014

Data published today shows that purchases under the Help to Buy scheme account for less than 6% of houses bought in the last 15 months. There is little evidence of the scheme amplifying the more active parts of the housing market.

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.

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