housing market activity has built up modest momentum since the start of the year says UK Finance

UK Finance today updates on lending for September 2017.

UK Finance estimates gross mortgage lending in September to be £21.4 billion, 5% higher than a year ago. Nearly two-thirds of this lending, or £13.7 billion, was carried out by High Street Banks.

Commenting on the data, UK Finance’s Senior Economist Mohammad Jamei said:

“As we near the end of 2017, our data is showing that housing market activity has built up modest momentum since the start of the year, helped by an increase in first-time buyer numbers.

Rising inflation continues to put pressure on household budgets which is impacting consumer spending. Consumer credit growth has edged up a little compared to last month, but is in line with annual growth rates over the last year.

Businesses remain cautious about the future amidst an uncertain economic environment, reflected by their growing deposit activity and a dip in their borrowing growth rate.”

Read the UK Finance update October 2017 in full click here.

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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