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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Gross mortgage lending recovers lost ground in May

20 June 2011

Gross mortgage lending totalled an estimated £11.3 billion in May, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Modest activity for mortgage market in April

14 June 2011

Loans for house purchase increased in April, according to data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Mortgage reform is needed - but it's the detail that matters

26 May 2011

CML responds to Shelter consumer research on attitudes to mortgage regulation.

Much of the same for Scottish mortgage market at start of 2011

26 May 2011

The mortgage market in Scotland started 2011 in a similar position to the UK as a whole, with house purchase lending at its lowest for two years and remortgaging increasing due to interest rate rise concerns.

Gross mortgage lending declines in April

20 May 2011

Gross mortgage lending declined to an estimated £9.8 billion in April, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Remortgaging became stronger in first quarter of 2011

13 May 2011

The balance between house purchase and remortgage lending tipped towards remortgaging at the start of 2011.

CML reports little change in level of mortgage payment difficulties

12 May 2011

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today revealed that 9,100 properties were taken into possession in the first quarter of 2011. This was 10% lower than the same period a year ago.

CML reports stable first quarter in the buy-to-let market

12 May 2011

Buy-to-let mortgage lending in the first quarter of 2011 totalled £2.9 billion across 27,600 loans, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Gross mortgage lending up 21% in March

20 April 2011

Gross mortgage lending was an estimated £11.3 billion in March, a 21% rise from £9.3 billion in February and a 2% decline from £11.5 billion in March 2010.

CML welcomes solicitors' insurance reprieve and urges SRA to make it permanent

14 April 2011

We welcome the Solicitors Regulation Authority announcement that lender protection will be retained, and a phased approach to curtailing the Assigned Risks Pool adopted, in managing changes to the minimum insurance standards required for solicitor firms.