Second charge mortgage market reports new business volumes up by 24% in February

5 April 2019

Commenting on the February 2019 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said:

 “In February, the second charge mortgage market reported its strongest rate of new business volumes growth since May 2017.

 “The popularity of second charge mortgages continues to grow as people opt to improve, rather than move.” 

 Table 1: New second charge mortgage lending


Feb 2019

% change on prev. year

3 months to Feb 2019

% change on prev. year

12 months to Feb 2019

% change on prev. year

Value of new business (£m)







Number of new agreements (No.)







 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 2018, FLA members provided £137 billion of new finance to UK businesses and households. £104 billion of this was in the form of consumer credit, representing over a third of total new consumer credit written in the UK in 2018.
  3. For media enquiries, please contact the FLA press office on 020 7420 9656.




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