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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First-time buyers in Scotland up 16% in the third quarter

25 November 2015

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

CML and Which? reveal new mortgage tariff to help consumers compare fees and charges

22 November 2015

The Council of Mortgage Lenders and Which? have launched a new "tariff of mortgage charges" that will introduce a standard format for how lenders communicate their fees, to make it easier for customers to understand charges and compare deals.

CML statement on the financial services trade associations review

20 November 2015

CML statement on the recommendations from review of financial trade associations.

Gross mortgage lending continues to grow in October

19 November 2015

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £21.8 billion in October – up 8% month-on-month and 19% year-on-year.

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 advances pick up in the third quarter

11 November 2015

New data released from the CML shows a breakdown of mortgage lending in the UK in September and the third quarter of 2015, including first-time buyers, home movers, remortgage and buy-to-let.

CML releases new research on consumer demand for retirement borrowing

10 November 2015

A new research report commissioned by the CML sheds light on the drivers and constraints affecting consumer demand for retirement borrowing.

Gross mortgage lending shows monthly and quarterly rise

22 October 2015

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £20 billion in September and £61.4 billion in the third quarter of this year.

August house purchase lending down 9% on July but up 2% on last year

13 October 2015

New data released from the CML shows a breakdown of mortgage lending in the UK in August, including first-time buyers, home movers, remortgage and buy-to-let.

CML welcomes FCA call for inputs on competition in mortgage sector

7 October 2015

We welcome the FCA's call for input on competition in the mortgage market,and will ensure all lenders' perspectives are considered.