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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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Home buyers in Wales up 24% in the second quarter of 2017

23 August 2017

New data on the Wales mortgage market from UK Finance released today reveals house purchase activity increased year-on-year in the second quarter.

First-time buyer growth continues in Wales in first quarter but home movers decline

24 May 2017

New CML data on the Welsh mortgage market released today reveals house purchase activity declined in the first quarter of the year but remortgage activity continued to grow.

First-time buyer lending up 14% in Wales in the fourth quarter

22 February 2017

New data on the Wales mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased quarter-on-quarter.

Home buyers in Wales up 10% in the third quarter

23 November 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Wales in Q3 shows an increase in house purchase lending and remortgage lending compared to the second quarter of the year.

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.

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.

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.

First-time buyer lending in Wales up 21% in third quarter

25 November 2015

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Wales in the third quarter of 2015 outlining mortgage lending to first-time buyers, home movers and remortgagors.

House purchase activity in Wales up 29% in second quarter

26 August 2015

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

First-time buyers in Wales borrow £260m in first quarter, unchanged on last year

27 May 2015

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

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