Lending up in February says CML
A press release published yesterday by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) stated on an unadjusted basis, lending in February:
Home-owners borrowed £8.7bn for house purchase, up 4% month-on-month and 21% year-on-year. They took out 48,000 loans, up 4% on January and 12% on February 2015.
First-time buyers borrowed £3.4bn, up 3% on January and 21% on February last year. This totalled 22,000 loans, up 3% month-on-month and 11% year-on-year.
Home movers borrowed £5.3bn, up 4% on January and up 20% compared to a year ago. This totalled 26,000 loans, up 4% month-on-month and up 14% on February 2015.
Remortgage activity totalled £4.8bn, down 17% on January but up 37% compared to a year ago. This came to 28,400 loans, down 15% month-on-month but up 24% compared to a year ago.
Landlords borrowed £3.7bn in February, unchanged month-on-month but up 61% year-on-year. This came to 23,700 loans in total, up 1% compared to January and up 47% compared to February 2015.
Read the full report on the CML website click here