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-BSA guidance for solar photovoltaic panels on roofspace

Last reviewed: 18 March 2015

This guidance provides information for photovoltaic (PV) panel providers and the public about lenders’ minimum requirements for consenting to a lease of roof space for the installation of panels on the roof of a residential property.

Solar guidance - affordable & social housing

Published: 26 April 2016

This guidance relates to lender minimum requirements where a borrower requests consent to enter into a lease or licence in respect of photovoltaic (PV) panels being fitted to affordable housing properties. This guidance was originally produced in 2011, but updated in April 2016.