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Mixed picture in December but first-time buyer lending healthy, says CML

14 February 2017

New data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders released today reveals house purchase activity increased month-on-month and year-on-year but remortgage and buy-to-let levels decreased.

Mortgage possessions down again in fourth quarter of 2016

9 February 2017

The number of mortgage possessions declined in the fourth quarter of 2016, and was almost 25% lower over the year. Arrears cases were down 7% in 2016 as a whole.

CML responds to housing white paper

7 February 2017

The CML welcomes publication of today's housing white paper, and looks forward to working with the government to help increase the availability of homes across tenures.

Gross mortgage lending increases by 12% in 2016

26 January 2017

Gross mortgage lending was £20.4 billion in December, bringing 2016's lending total to £246 billion. This is the highest annual gross lending figure since 2008.

House purchase lending up 5% in November

17 January 2017

Our new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in November, showing a slight rise in house purchase lending month-on-month and year-on-year.

CML welcomes government commitment to affordable housing

5 January 2017

The CML welcomes today's affordable housing announcement, which could help provide a wider choice of tenure. But it urges the government to support schemes that lenders can engage with.

New CML forecasts for 2017 and gross lending up 3% in November

15 December 2016

The CML estimates £21 billion of gross lending took place in November, and forecasts gross lending of £248 billion next year.

8% fall in loans to home-buyers in October

14 December 2016

Our new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in October, showing a drop in house purchase lending but growth in remortgage.

CML research on largest ever survey of UK landlords reveals what makes them tick

13 December 2016

Despite the importance of the private rented sector, there is little published data on private landlords. This new CML-commissioned LSE research fills the gap.

CML welcomes FCA competition market study

12 December 2016

The Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes the constructive approach of the FCA in outlining the terms of reference of its market study on the mortgage sector.

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