- 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.
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.
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.
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