Second charge mortgage new business volumes fell by 28% in November 2020

13 January 2021

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

“The level of new business by value and volume in the second charge mortgage market continued to improve in November and the rate of contraction compared with pre-crisis levels continued to ease.  In the eleven months to November 2020, new business volumes in this market were 40% lower than in the same period in 2019.

“Lenders are continuing to do all they can to support customers during this challenging period. If customers are experiencing payment difficulties we encourage them to contact their lender as soon as possible.”  

 Table 1: New second charge mortgage lending


Nov 2020

% change on prev. year

3 months to Nov2020

% change on prev. year

12 months to Nov2020

% 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 2019, FLA members provided £140 billion of new finance to UK businesses and households. £105 billion of this was in the form of consumer credit, representing over a third of total new consumer credit written in the UK in 2019.
  3. For media enquiries, please contact the FLA press office on 020 7420 9656.




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