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.

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Home buyers in Wales up 10% in the third quarter

23 November 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Wales in Q3 shows an increase in house purchase lending and remortgage lending compared to the second quarter of the year.

Home buyers in London up 12% in the third quarter

23 November 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Greater London in Q3 of year shows quarter-on-quarter growth but year-on-year decreases.

Highest number of first-time buyers in Scotland quarterly since 2007

23 November 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of mortgage lending in Scotland in the third quarter that shows quarter-on-quarter rises in house purchase and remortgage activity.

Home buyers up 18% in Northern Ireland in third quarter

23 November 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Northern Ireland in Q3 of the year shows house purchase lending increased compared to Q2 and a year ago.

Gross mortgage lending £20.6 billion in October

17 November 2016

The CML estimates that gross mortgage lending was £20.6 billion in October - broadly in line with September's total.

New CML research reveals patchwork of government home-ownership schemes

16 November 2016

New research commissioned by the CML describes how the eight different schemes to help people buy a home interact with each other, and which kinds of households use them.

Mortgage costs reach historic low point in September

15 November 2016

Our new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in September, showing house purchase and remortgage lending decreased on August but was up on September 2015.

Mortgage arrears rate still at 20-year low in third quarter

10 November 2016

Within an overall static rate of arrears and repossessions in Q3, there was a distribution shift, with fewer cases in the less serious categories offset by more in the heaviest.

CML research shows 80% of people aspire to own a home in ten years

20 October 2016

Latest research from the Council of Mortgage Lenders on attitudes to housing tenure confirms that home-ownership remains firmly in place as the nation's overwhelming preference and aspiration.

Gross mortgage lending £20.5 billion in September

20 October 2016

The CML estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £20.5 billion in September, and £63.6 billion in the third quarter of this year.