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Continued growth in second charge mortgage lending in May

7 July 2017

Commenting on the May 2017 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said:

“Second charge mortgage new business has ebbed and flowed over the past year, which was to be expected following the significant changes brought about by the market’s transfer into MCOB in March 2016. While the market is still in the bedding-in process, in the first five months of 2017 new business was up 12% by value and 9% by volume, and May witnessed the third consecutive month of growth.

“Customers are borrowing for a wide range of reasons, including renovating or extending their property.”

Table 1: New second charge mortgage lending

May 2017

% change on prev. year

3 months to May 2017

% change on prev. year

12 months to May 2017

% change on prev. year

Value of new business (£m)

87

+26

259

+25

917

+3

Number of new agreements (No.)

1,851

+29

5,449

+25

20,016

-2

Note to editors:

  1. FLA members in the consumer finance sector include banks, credit card providers, store card providers, second-charge mortgage lenders, motor finance providers, personal loan and instalment credit providers.
  2. In 2016, FLA members provided £118 billion of new finance to UK businesses and households. £88 billion of this was in the form of consumer credit, representing over a third of total new consumer credit written in the UK in 2016.
  3. For media enquiries, please contact the FLA press office on 020 7420 9656.