Second charge mortgage new business volumes grew by 5% in March 2024

14 May 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 returned a strong performance in the first quarter of 2024 with new business growth in each month of the quarter. In Q1 2024 overall, new business increased 14% by value and 8% by volume compared with Q1 2023. 

“The distribution of new business by purpose of loan in Q1 2024 showed that the proportion of new agreements which were either solely or in part for the consolidation of existing loans held relatively steady at 82% compared with the same quarter in 2023. 

“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


Mar 2024


 change on prev. year

3 months to Mar 2024

% change on prev. year

12 months to Mar 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 2023.
  3. For media enquiries, please contact the FLA press office on 020 7420 9656.


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