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Please note this page is no longer being updated.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 mortgage lending increases 19% in March

20 April 2017

Gross mortgage lending reached an estimated £21.4 billion in March. This is 19% higher than February’s lending total and 19% lower than March last year.

Home buying activity up 7% in February

11 April 2017

New Council of Mortgage Lenders data released today reveals house purchase activity increased month-on-month and year-on-year, driven by first-time buyer activity. Remortgage activity continued year-on-year growth while buy-to-let declined.

Gross mortgage lending £18.2 billion in February

23 March 2017

Gross mortgage lending reached £18.2 billion in February, down 8% on January and up 1% on February last year.

Home buying activity declines in January

14 March 2017

New data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity decreased month-on-month but remained unchanged year-on-year. Remortgage activity continued to grow in January.

CML director general addresses the Scotland annual lunch

10 March 2017

Regulators need a detailed understanding of the mortgage market, but should avoid micro-managing them, according to director general Paul Smee at the CML Scotland annual lunch today.

Gross mortgage lending £18.9 billion in January

23 February 2017

Gross mortgage lending reached £18.9 billion in January. This is 6% lower than December’s lending total but 2% higher than January last year.

London home buyers down 3% in fourth quarter 2016

22 February 2017

New data on the Greater London mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 declined quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year.

Scotland home buyers down 3% in fourth quarter

22 February 2017

New data on the Scotland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase and remortgage activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 decreased slightly quarter-on-quarter.

First-time buyer lending up 14% in Wales in the fourth quarter

22 February 2017

New data on the Wales mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased quarter-on-quarter.

Number of home buyers in Northern Ireland up 6% in fourth quarter

22 February 2017

New data on the Northern Ireland mortgage market from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased quarter-on-quarter.

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