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.

Please note this page is no longer being updated. Please go to the news area on the UK Finance website for the latest mortgage industry news. 

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Gross lending up 12% in May and new CML buy-to-let forecast

22 June 2017

Gross mortgage lending reached £20.1 billion in May according to the latest estimate from the CML, and we revise down our buy-to-let forecast for this year.

Home buyer activity in April down on March but up on a year ago

13 June 2017

New Council of Mortgage Lenders data released today reveals house purchase activity decreased in April month-on-month but increased year-on-year. Remortgage activity and buy-to-let declined month-on-month.

Gross mortgage lending £18.4 billion in April

25 May 2017

Gross mortgage lending reached £18.4 billion in April. Down 11% on March's total but 4% higher than April last year.

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.

Home buying activity in Northern Ireland up 3% year-on-year in first quarter

24 May 2017

New data on the Northern Ireland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase and remortgage activity increased year-on-year in the first quarter.

First-time buyer and remortgage activity grows year-on-year in Scotland in the first quarter

24 May 2017

New CML data on the Scottish mortgage market released today reveals house purchase activity declined in the first quarter in the fourth quarter of 2016 declined quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year.

Home buyers in London down 19% in the first quarter compared to a year ago

24 May 2017

New Council of Mortgage Lenders data released today reveals London house purchase activity decreased in the first quarter but remortgage lending continued a resurgence.

Housing policy crucial to lending success in Wales, says CML

17 May 2017

A strong mortgage voice will continue to be heard across the UK under the forthcoming new trade body UK Finance, according to CML director general Paul Smee.

Home buyers up 27% in March compared to February but down 12% on last year

17 May 2017

New Council of Mortgage Lenders data released today reveals house purchase activity increased in March month-on-month but decreased year-on-year. Remortgage activity continued year-on-year growth while buy-to-let declined.

Arrears continued to fall in first quarter, says CML

11 May 2017

CML's quarterly data show 92,600 mortgages were in arrears, representing 0.84% of all mortgages. 1,900 properties were taken into possession - the eighth successive quarter with a 0.02% repossession rate.

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