Second charge mortgage new business volumes grew by 2% in January 2024

8 March 2024

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

“The second charge mortgage market reported a second consecutive month of new business volumes growth and the first growth in the value of new business since June 2023.  In the twelve months to January 2024, new business volumes were 10% lower than in the same period in 2023. 

“The distribution by purpose of loan in January 2024 showed that 58% of new agreements were for the consolidation of existing loans, 12% for home improvements, and a further 22% for both loan consolidation and home improvements. 

“As always, customers who are concerned about meeting payments should speak to their lender as soon as possible to find a solution.” 

Table 1: New second charge mortgage lending


Jan 2024

% change on prev. year

3 months to Jan 2024

% change on prev. year

12 months to Jan 2024

% 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 2023, FLA members provided £151 billion of new finance to UK businesses and households. £113 billion of this was in the form of consumer credit, representing almost a third of total new consumer credit written in the UK in 2022.
  3. For media enquiries, please contact the FLA press office on 020 7420 9656.


Become a member

What are the benefits of becoming an FLA Member?