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.

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Property or pension? Analysis claims investing in a pension will DOUBLE the returns on homes due to buy-to-let tax changes

Mail On Sunday

21 July 2017

...?59,700 for the 25 per cent deposit and additional purchase costs, including stamp duty. The research factored in average house price growth of 4.5

The real cost of regeneration

The Guardian

21 July 2017

for short), the chair of the residents association, where one of the homeowners said, What if we can t transfer our mortgage to the new...

Birmingham leads the way on house price growth

Mortgage Introducer

21 July 2017

This is consistent with an 11% increase in the number of home purchase mortgages, which is also 5% higher than the five year average. In London,

Could listing on Airbnb put you in trouble with your mortgage lender?


21 July 2017

...standard product that would allow a property to be used primarily for Airbnb: RBS and Santander said none of their mortgage products would support...

Brokers welcome Precise Mortgages’ improvements

Mortgage Introducer

20 July 2017

Brokers welcome Precise Mortgages improvements Tweet WhatsApp Email Precise Mortgages range of improved help-to-buy products has been praised...

Metro Bank chops rates to market-leading low

Your Mortgage Magazine

20 July 2017

...two-, three- and five-year deals Metro Bank has reduced interest rates across its fixed and tracker rate mortgages, to record low levels. The...

Is it the ‘how’ not the ‘where’ for first time buyers

Eastern Daily Press

20 July 2017

...paid industries such as food production and hospitality. Combine discounted first-time buyer properties, perhaps with the re-introduction of...

Cover feature: Is the softening housing market just temporary?

Mortgage Strategy

20 July 2017

...political conditions may hit lending. The tone was set by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in one of its final statements in late June before...

Lender product innovation in the buy-to-let market – Aldermore video panel debate

Mortgage Solutions

20 July 2017

...Victoria Hartley asks the panel what is next for product innovation in buy to let. Our panelists: Charles McDowell, commercial director, mortgages...