Key points from the data to the end of March 2018 include:
Part one: Broad money and credit
- Broad money decreased by £0.9 billion in March (Table A). Within this, the flow of households' M4 was £4.7 billion, above the recent average of £2.3 billion. The flow of private non-financial corporations' (PNFCs') M4 was -£0.5 billion (Table C).
- The net flow of sterling credit was £11.1 billion in March (Table A). Within this, the flow for households was broadly unchanged at £3.9 billion (Table B). Net sterling credit to PNFCs was £0.3 billion.
Part two: Lending to individuals
- Mortgage approvals were broadly unchanged on the month. Within this, approvals for house purchase were slightly lower at 62,914 (Table I).
- Consumer credit net lending was £0.3 billion in March 2018. Annual growth of consumer credit fell on the month to 8.6% (Table J).
Part three: Lending to businesses
- Net finance raised was £0.0 billion in March (Table L). Within this, finance raised through loans and commercial paper was positive but offset by redemptions of equity and bonds.
- Borrowing by non-financial businesses from MFIs increased to £4.0 billion in March (Table M). This was driven by lending to businesses in the 'Public administration and defence' industry (Table O).
Next release date: 31 May 2018