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.

Please note this page is no longer being updated.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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New chairman Derek Wilson for CML Northern Ireland

12 April 2011

Derek Wilson, head of lending products at Ulster Bank, has been appointed the new chairman of CML Northern Ireland

Small improvement for mortgage market in February

8 April 2011

Mortgage lending increased slightly in February after a particularly downbeat January

Law Society's new home-buying quality mark has CML support

4 April 2011

Today, the Law Society reported that more than 700 firms have so far applied to join its Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), and it is still not too late for other conveyancing firms to apply. The Law Society's new home-buying quality mark has CML support.

CML responds to new EU proposed Directive on mortgage credit

31 March 2011

We express concern that the proposed new lending Directive just published by the European Commission is likely to create regulatory tension and increased cost in the UK without commensurate benefits.

CML welcomes modest Budget housing help

23 March 2011

The Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes the modest support measures announced for housing in today's Budget.

February gross mortgage lending largely unchanged

18 March 2011

Gross mortgage lending in February was an estimated £9.5 billion, according to new data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

New chairman Jim Dunn for CML Scotland

11 March 2011

Jim Dunn, general manager of the Scottish Building Society, becomes chairman of CML Scotland today, succeeding Douglas Cochrane of Lloyds banking Group

Unusual combined factors led to fall in January lending

11 March 2011

An unusual combination of factors led to a 26% fall in house purchase lending in January.

Michael Coogan to stand down as CML director general

28 February 2011

Michael Coogan, director general of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role in August.

CML response to FSA consultation on distribution and disclosure

25 February 2011

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has today submitted its response to the FSA's consultation on mortgage distribution and disclosure.

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