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Please note this page is no longer being updated.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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2010 house purchase lending in Scotland more affordable than UK

24 February 2011

House purchase lending in Scotland was typically more affordable than in the UK as a whole in 2010.

Gross mortgage lending declines in January

18 February 2011

Gross mortgage lending declined to an estimated £9.2 billion in January, a 13% fall from £10.6 billion in December according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

CML comments on first-time buyer summit

15 February 2011

CML comments on the first-time buyer summit.

CML data shows a stable but subdued mortgage market in 2010

11 February 2011

New data shows that mortgage lending stabilised in 2010 following very sharp falls in 2008 and 2009.

24% fall in repossessions and 13% fall in mortgage arrears in 2010

10 February 2011

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today revealed that the number of repossessions by first-charge mortgage lenders in 2010 was 36,300, just 0.3% of all mortgages.

Buy-to-let market continues modest improvement

10 February 2011

The buy-to-let market grew by 7% in 2010, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

CML welcomes Treasury Committee's report on regulation

3 February 2011

The CML welcomes publication of today's Treasury Committee response to proposals for financial regulation, and in particular the Committee's view that we should take time to ensure regulation is "effective but proportionate."

CML welcomes extension of regulatory scope

26 January 2011

The Council of Mortgage Lenders comments on the Treasury's announcement of a package of measures to enhance consumer protection in the mortgage market.

Colin Walsh takes up role as CML Chairman

25 January 2011

Colin Walsh, managing director of Lloyds Banking Group Mortgages, has become Chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Gross mortgage lending subdued in December

21 January 2011

Gross mortgage lending in December was an estimated £11.0 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

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