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Home > Statistics > Money and Credit - August 2017

Money and Credit - August 2017

29 September 2017

Our monthly Money and Credit statistical release is made up of three parts:

  • Part one: Broad money and credit: aggregate, sectoral and industrial detail
  • Part two: Lending to individuals: lending secured on dwellings and consumer credit
  • Part three: Lending to businesses: net finance raised and loans to businesses, split by size of business

Key points from the data to the end of August 2017 include:

Part one: Broad money and credit

  • Broad money increased by £16.6 billion in August (Table A), the highest flow since September 2016. Within this, flows for all sectors were positive (Tables B-D) with the largest contribution from non-intermediate other financial corporations (NIOFCs) (Table D). The flow of broad money for private non-financial corporations (PNFCs) was £6.6 billion (Table C), the highest since January 2013. The flow for households was £3.1 billion, in line with the recent average (Table B).
  • The net flow of sterling credit was £10.0 billion in August (Table A). The flow for NIOFCs strengthened compared to July (Table D), whereas the combined flow for households and PNFCs was broadly unchanged (Tables B and C).

Part two: Lending to individuals

  • The annual growth rate of secured lending remained broadly stable in August with a flow of £4.0 billion (Table H).
  • Mortgage approvals were broadly in line with their recent averages, although they fell a little on last month (Table I).
  • The annual growth rate of consumer credit remained at 9.8%, with a flow of £1.6 billion in August (Table J).

Part three: Lending to businesses

  • PNFCs made net repayments to UK MFIs and capital markets of £2.7 billion in August (Table L), mainly driven by foreign currency loan repayments.
  • Large non-financial businesses repaid a net £5.1 billion of loans in August (Table M), driven by the manufacturing sector. This followed strong net lending to that sector over the previous two months (Table O).

Money and Credit - August 2017

Tables A-O

Highs and lows

Revisions to tables

Further details about these data

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