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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Northern Ireland house purchase lending up 13% in second quarter

24 August 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Northern Ireland in Q2 of the year shows house purchase and remortgage lending increased compared to Q1 and a year ago.

Loans to first-time buyers up but movers down in London

24 August 2016

Our new data on characteristics of mortgage lending in Greater London in Q2 of year shows first-time buyers and remortgage activity are up on Q1 but home movers decreased.

Arrears and possessions continue to fall, reports CML

11 August 2016

Mortgage arrears and possessions declined in the second quarter of 2016, according to newly published data from the CML.

First-time buyer lending up 25% in June compared to a year ago

10 August 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in June and the second quarter of 2016, showing first-time buyer, home mover, remortgage, and buy-to-let lending.

CML comment on Bank rate cut announcement

4 August 2016

The Council of Mortgage Lenders comment on today's bank rate cut announcement.

Gross mortgage lending climbs in June

21 July 2016

Gross mortgage lending increased 16% month-on-month, according to the latest estimate from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

May house purchase lending 8% up on a year ago

13 July 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in May, showing year-on-year increases in first-time buyer, home mover and remortgage lending.

Gross mortgage lending £18.2 billion in May

27 June 2016

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £18.2 billion in May. Up 4% on April and 14% higher than May last year.

Home-owner house purchase lending down in April

15 June 2016

We have today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in April, showing a decline in house purchase and buy-to-let activity but increased remortgage levels.

CML honoured to receive Which? award

25 May 2016

CML receives Which? "award for positive change" for work on transparency of fees and charges and standardised mortgage tariff.