Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics - 2017 Q4

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.
Published on 13 March 2018
  • New residential mortgage lending activity decreased in Q4 2017 from the previous quarter. In total £69.1 billion of new residential loans were advanced to individuals during the quarter. This was a 2.5% decrease compared to the previous quarter however a 10.1% increase from the same quarter last year. 
  • New commitments increased by 5.2% from £61.7 billion in Q4 2016 to £64.9 billion in Q4 2017.  
  • The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.7% in Q4 2017; this is the lowest percentage since Q3 2013.

PDFMortgage lenders and administrators statistical release - 2017 Q4

Next release date: 12 June 2018

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.

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.

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