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.

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Repossessions and arrears still falling, reports CML

12 May 2016

We report a continuing fall in the first quarter in the number and rate of mortgage arrears and repossession cases.

Lowest arrears rate for more than a decade in 2015

11 February 2016

Mortgage arrears and repossessions continued to fall in the fourth quarter of 2015, and both were at their lowest annual rate for more than a decade, according to latest data from the CML.

Mortgage arrears continue to fall in third quarter

12 November 2015

Latest data shows a continued reduction in mortgage arrears and stable repossessions in the third quarter of 2015.

Mortgage arrears and repossessions continue to fall in second quarter

13 August 2015

Mortgage arrears and repossessions in the second quarter of 2015 fell to their lowest quarterly levels on record, according to latest CML data.

Arrears and repossessions continues to fall, says CML

14 May 2015

Latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show the number and the proportion of mortgages in arrears or ending in repossession continued to fall in Q1 2015.

2014 repossessions down 26%, says CML

12 February 2015

Latest CML data shows that the number of repossessions fell to 21,000 in 2014. This is the lowest number since 2006. There were also fewer mortgages in arrears at the end of 2014 than at any time since 2006.

Arrears and repossessions still falling, reports CML

13 November 2014

Latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show a continuing reduction in the number of both repossessions and mortgages in arrears for the third quarter of 2014.

Mortgage arrears and possessions decline again

14 August 2014

Mortgage arrears and possessions both fell in the second quarter of 2014. Arrears are at their lowest level since 2008, while possessions are now lower than at any time since the onset of the financial crisis.

Mortgage arrears down in first quarter of 2014

8 May 2014

Both the number and the proportion of mortgages in arrears fell during the first quarter of 2014, according to new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Mortgage possession cases fall in second quarter

8 August 2013

Mortgage arrears and possessions declined in the second quarter of 2013, data published by the CML shows.

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