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.

CML Lenders' Handbook Part 2 Guidance

Published: 1 June 2017

This guidance aims to assist members when they are amending or creating Part 2 responses for the Lenders’ Handbook. It is a ‘how-to’ document.

Mortgage redemption statements

Published: 1 February 2000

This joint guidance, published in 1992, by the CML and the Law Society of England and Wales, refers to some of the circumstances which can produce errors and problems. It looks at the consequences which this can have for the solicitor in the conveyancing transaction. It also suggests certain practical measures for lenders designed to reduce problems in this area.