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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Number of first-time buyers in Scotland continues growth in third quarter

26 November 2012

The number of loans advanced to first-time buyers increased again in the third quarter, marking the highest number of first-time buyers in nearly three years, according to new figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland.

Number of Scottish first-time buyers grows in contrast to the rest of the UK

24 August 2012

The number of first-time buyers in Scotland rose in the second quarter of 2012, bucking the overall UK trend, according to new figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland.

End of stamp duty holiday led to higher value purchases by first-time buyers in Scotland

25 May 2012

Scottish first-time buyers bought higher-priced property than usual in the first quarter of 2012, taking advantage of the stamp duty concession, according to new figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland.

Scottish first-time buyers spend less on monthly mortgage payments than rest of UK

24 February 2012

The average first-time buyer in Scotland spent 11.1% of their income on mortgage interest payments in the last quarter of 2011, lower than anywhere else in the UK.

Increase for Scottish mortgage lending in third quarter of 2011

24 November 2011

House purchase lending in Scotland increased by 8% in the third quarter of 2011.

Second quarter sees larger increase in house purchase lending in Scotland than UK as whole

24 August 2011

11,300 loans for house purchase, worth £1.3 billion, were taken out in the second quarter of 2011 in Scotland, a rise of 36% in number and 42% in value from the first quarter.

Development of mortgage indemnity scheme in Scotland supported by CML

29 June 2011

We welcome today's news from the Scottish Government that it has agreed to commit funds to the development of a mortgage indemnity scheme for new build properties in Scotland

Much of the same for Scottish mortgage market at start of 2011

26 May 2011

The mortgage market in Scotland started 2011 in a similar position to the UK as a whole, with house purchase lending at its lowest for two years and remortgaging increasing due to interest rate rise concerns.

2010 house purchase lending in Scotland more affordable than UK

24 February 2011

House purchase lending in Scotland was typically more affordable than in the UK as a whole in 2010.

Subdued mortgage market in Scotland broadly parallel to UK as whole

24 November 2010

Scotland continued to see a subdued mortgage market in the third quarter of 2010, broadly mirroring the whole of the UK