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BoE: Mortgage approvals hit 14-month high in July

BoE: Mortgage approvals hit 14-month high in July

The Bank of England has today revealed mortgage approvals picked up significantly in July to a 14-month high. According to the central Bank, there were 49,239 loans approved in the month – higher than the upwardly revised 48,500 for June and a significant improvement on April’s 45,855 which represented a four-month low. The figure was [...]

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Weak mortgage lending continues

Weak mortgage lending continues

Annual growth in banks’ gross mortgage lending stood at £7.6 billion in June, with the figure 11% lower than a year earlier, according to the British Bankers’ Association (BBA). Early signs of growth in the buy-to-let market were evident but both house purchase and remortgaging approvals continued to be weak, and with repayments still at [...]

July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
CML: Mortgage approvals higher in May

CML: Mortgage approvals higher in May

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has reported that the number of loans for house purchase rose in May. According to the Council, there were 41,500 loans worth £5.9 billion advanced for house purchase in the month, up from 40,800 in April. However, the figure remains lower than the 43,800 loans advanced in May 2010. [...]

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BoE: Mortgage approvals remain weak in May

BoE: Mortgage approvals remain weak in May

The Bank of England has today revealed mortgage approvals remained weak in May. According to the Bank, there were 45,940 loans approved in the month – slightly higher than April’s 45,447 but lower than forecasts of a level of 46,100. Furthermore, May’s figure was lower than the average for the previous six months. Today’s figures [...]

June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BoE: Mortgage approvals hit new low for April

BoE: Mortgage approvals hit new low for April

The Bank of England has today revealed mortgage approvals fell in April. According to the Bank, there were 45,166 loans approved in the month – 4% down on March’s figure and 9% lower than in April 2010. Not only was the figure less than expected, it represented the lowest figure for April since records began [...]

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BBA: Mortgage lending remains subdued

BBA: Mortgage lending remains subdued

The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has today revealed a slight rise in the number of new mortgages approved by the major banks in March. According to the BBA, the number of new mortgages approved in the month stood at 31,660 - marginally better than February’s level of 30,178. However, mortgage approvals were down 10% on [...]

April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BoE: Mortgage approvals up in March

BoE: Mortgage approvals up in March

The Bank of England has today revealed mortgage approvals rose in March. According to the Bank, there were 44,000 loans approved in the month, up from February’s 43,000. However, the figure remains well below the 51,000 approved in the same month a year ago. The figures come a day after the Council of Mortgage Lenders [...]

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BoE: Mortgage approvals up in February

BoE: Mortgage approvals up in February

The Bank of England has today revealed mortgage approvals rose in February. According to the Bank, there were 46,967 loans approved in the month, up from January’s 46,152. The level of approvals was broadly in line with analysts forecasts of a level of 46,800. In the meantime, the number of remortgaging loans approved totalled 35,725 [...]

March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BBA: Mortgage approvals up 3% in February

BBA: Mortgage approvals up 3% in February

The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has today revealed a slight rise in the number of new mortgages approved by the major banks in February. According to the BBA, the number of new mortgages approved in the month stood at 29,923 – marginally better than January’s level of 29,159, albeit lower than economists forecast of 29,350. [...]

March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
CML: Mortgage lending down 29% in January

CML: Mortgage lending down 29% in January

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has today reported mortgage lending plunged in January. Mortgage lending fell by 29% in January on a monthly basis, while lending was also 12% down on the year. There were just 28,500 approvals during the month - the lowest level since February 2009. The Council highlights that traditionally December [...]

March 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BoE: Mortgage approvals pick up in January

BoE: Mortgage approvals pick up in January

The Bank of England has today revealed mortgage approvals rose in January. According to the Bank, there were 45,723 loans approved in the month, up from December’s 42,719 - a month when the country was hit by the coldest weather in more than a century. The level of approvals easily beat analysts forecasts of a [...]

March 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BBA: Mortgage approvals down 29% on year in January

BBA: Mortgage approvals down 29% on year in January

The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has today revealed a further fall in the number of new mortgages approved by the major banks in January. According to the BBA, the number of new mortgages approved in the month stood at 28,932 - marginally better than December’s levels but 29% lower compared with January 2010. The figures [...]

February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
CML: Mortgage lending dips in December

CML: Mortgage lending dips in December

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has today reported mortgage lending remained weak in December. However, the month is traditionally a quiet one as prospective buyers opt to wait until the New Year to purchase a home. The number of loans approved for those buying a new home stood at 39,000 during the month – [...]

February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BoE: Mortgage approvals slump in December

BoE: Mortgage approvals slump in December

The Bank of England has today revealed mortgage approvals slumped in December - to the lowest level since March 2009 - when the economy was in the midst of recession. According to the Bank, there were 42,563 loans approved in the month, down from November’s 47,287 approvals. December’s figure was also way below analysts forecast [...]

February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BBA: Mortgage approvals continue to fall

BBA: Mortgage approvals continue to fall

The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has today revealed a further fall in the number of new mortgages approved by the major banks in December. According to the BBA, the number of new mortgages approved in the month fell to 28,726, down from 29,696 in November - representing the lowest figure since January 2009. Net mortgage [...]

January 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More
CML: Mortgage lending remained subdued in November

CML: Mortgage lending remained subdued in November

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has today reported mortgage lending remained weak in November. However, the month is traditionally a quiet one as prospective buyers opt to wait until the New Year to purchase a home. The number of loans approved for those buying a new home remained flat at 44,000 during the month [...]

January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BoE: Mortgage approvals pick up in November

BoE: Mortgage approvals pick up in November

The Bank of England has today revealed mortgage approvals picked up in November - surprising analysts. According to the Bank, there were 48,019 loans approved in the month, up from October’s 47,315 approvals. Not only did this represent the highest level since July, it confounded expectations of a level of 47,000. Meanwhile, approvals for remortgaging [...]

January 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BBA: Mortgage approvals continue to fall

BBA: Mortgage approvals continue to fall

The British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has today revealed a further fall in the number of new mortgages approved by the major banks in November. According to the BBA, the number of new mortgages approved in the month fell to 29,991, down from 30,689 in October - representing a 20-month low. Net mortgage lending fell to [...]

December 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More
CML: Mortgage lending continues to fall

CML: Mortgage lending continues to fall

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has today reported mortgage lending remained weak in November. Mortgage lending last month fell by 5% when compared with October, said the Council. According to the CML, mortgage lending totalled £11.1 billion - lower than October’s £11.6 billion and the weakest monthly amount since April. CML chief economist Bob [...]

December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Mortgage products increase but FTBs still struggling

Mortgage products increase but FTBs still struggling

First-time buyers (FTBs) are still struggling to get a foot on the ladder, despite a steep rise in the number of mortgage products available. Mortgage deals for those with a small deposit has doubled, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk, with more than 1,000 mortgages on the market for those with a 20% deposit or less. However, while [...]

December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments More