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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CML reports 16% annual fall in interest-only back book as lenders maintain efforts to ensure borrowers have repayment plans in place

22 September 2015

Latest findings on interest-only from the CML suggest a continued reduction in interest-only mortgages outstanding, and few current signs of maturity payment problems.

Gross mortgage lending £20 billion in August

17 September 2015

Gross mortgage lending reached £20 billion in August. This is 8% lower than July's lending total, but 12% higher than August 2014.

House purchase lending up 9% in July on last year

15 September 2015

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

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.

House purchase lending up 39% in Scotland in the second quarter

26 August 2015

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

House purchase lending in London comes out of the seasonal dip but down on last year

26 August 2015

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

Northern Ireland house purchase lending up 11% in the second quarter

26 August 2015

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

Gross mortgage lending grows by 9% in July

20 August 2015

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £22 billion in July. This is the highest monthly total for seven years.

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.

House purchase lending up 22% in June

11 August 2015

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