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Wales house purchase lending up 9% in 2014

25 February 2015

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Wales in the fourth quarter of 2014 show it remains largely consistent with the previous two quarters of lending.

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.

First-time buyers in Wales up by almost a third in second quarter of 2014

27 August 2014

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Wales in the second 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.

First-time buyers in Wales up 30% in first quarter compared to same period last year

28 May 2014

New CML data released today on the profile of mortgage lending in Wales in the first quarter of 2014 shows the expected seasonal dip has affected lending compared to the previous quarter, but year-on-year comparisons show growth in all borrower types.

First-time buyers in Wales up 28% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2013

26 February 2014

First-time buyers continued their upward trend with more having loans advanced to them in the fourth quarter of 2013 than any quarter since 2007, new data released by the CML shows.

Highest quarterly first-time buyer lending levels in Wales since 2007

26 November 2013

First-time buyers continued their upward trend in Wales with more having loans advanced to them in the third quarter of 2013 than any quarter since 2007, the CML data shows.

Number of first-time buyers in Wales rises to highest point since 2007

26 February 2013

The number of loans advanced to first-time buyers in Wales reached its largest yearly total in five years, according to new data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Wales.

Stronger house purchase lending accompanied by weak remortgage lending in Wales

26 November 2012

The number of loans for house purchase in Wales increased in the third quarter showing a similar trend to the UK as a whole, according to new figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Wales.

Welsh first-time buyers spend less of their income on mortgage payments than rest of the UK

24 August 2012

First-time home buyers in Wales spent less of their income on their initial mortgage payments than the UK as a whole, according to new figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Wales.

First-time buyer activity in Wales less affected by end of stamp duty holiday than UK overall

25 May 2012

58% of first-time buyers in Wales bought property for less than £125,000 in the first quarter of 2012, according to data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Wales.

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