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 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Please note this page is no longer being updated.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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Proportion of income needed for home-mover mortgages in Scotland lower than anywhere else in the UK

25 August 2010

Home movers in Scotland in the second quarter of 2010 needed to use less of their income to cover their mortgage interest than anywhere else in the UK. The proportion fell to 9.3, the lowest share since 1996 anywhere in the UK.

A slow start to 2010 in Scotland

27 May 2010

House purchase lending in Scotland mirrored the rest of the UK by falling 33% in the first three months of 2010.

Scottish mortgage market recovering - but slower than UK as whole

24 February 2010

House purchase activity in Scotland continued to pick up in the last quarter of 2009.

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