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Home > Prudential Regulation Authority > Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics - 2017 Q2

Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics - 2017 Q2

12 September 2017

​​The Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Return (MLAR) is a quarterly statistical release aggregated from data on mortgage lending activities provided by around 340 regulated mortgage lenders and administrators.
Long run versions of the summary and detailed tables are now available in Excel format, for data going back to Q1 2007. These have been sourced from data published by the FSA on their archive pages prior to Q1 2013 and data published by the Bank of England from Q1 2013.

  • There has been an increase in new residential mortgage lending activity in Q2 2017 from the previous quarter. £62.7 billion of new residential loans was advanced to individuals during Q2 2017. This was a 3.8% increase compared to the previous quarter and a 8.1% increase from the same quarter last year.
  • The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending has decreased to 12.5% in Q2 2017; this is the lowest percentage since Q3 2013.
  • The share of new lending in the highest loan-to-income (LTI) brackets, for both single and joint incomes increased to its highest level (10.8% and 33.4% respectively) since the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) made its LTI flow limit recommendation in June 2014.

Mortgage lenders and administrators statistical release

MLAR Survey
The Financial Conduct Authority are carrying out a survey where you can tell us what you think of the MLAR publication - take part in the survey.
Detailed statistics are available below in Excel format for data going back to Q1 2007:
Please note
We are aware of an issue regarding the increase in administered arrears from Q3 2016 and we are investigating, along with the FCA, the cause and possible solutions.

We found there was an issue in our firm reporting data for administered arrears where the category of ‘other’ administered loans, which should not have been reported to us, was being included. This inflated the arrears figures published. We have since requested a resubmission of reports and as a result we are expecting to restate the arrears figures in the forthcoming publications.
Further information on this data
If you have any comments or queries about this release, you can email us.
Further details on MLAR are also available from the FCA.

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