IMLA comments on gross mortgage lending for December 2015 (CML)

01 February 2016

Peter Williams, Executive Director of IMLA, comments on data for December 2015 from CML

“Today’s estimate confirms the view that 2015 turned the tables on 2014, with a subdued start followed by a spurt of lending activity during the second half of the year. It meant that 2015 was a mirror image of the previous year, and leaves us with a sense of momentum that bodes well for the prospects of growth continuing.

“Annual growth of 8% compares with 14% from 2013-14 and suggests the market recovery has now settled into a more stable trajectory. Lenders and brokers could be forgiven for feeling they have been buffeted by significant regulatory and political headwinds during this period. Despite the task of implementing the Mortgage Credit Directive and adjusting to changes in the buy-to-let sector, we can take heart from the fact that the mortgage industry has proved highly adaptable and remained open for business.”

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Notes to Editors

About IMLA

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is the trade association that represents mortgage lenders who lend to UK consumers and businesses via the broker channel. Its membership unites 39 banks, building societies and specialist lenders, including 17 of the top 20 UK mortgage lenders responsible for more than £200 billion of annual lending.

IMLA provides a unique, democratic forum where intermediary lenders can work together with industry, regulators and government on initiatives to support a stable and inclusive mortgage market. Originally founded in 1988, IMLA has close working relationships with key stakeholders including the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI), UK Finance and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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