Second charge mortgage new business volumes up by 15% in October

18 December 2019

Commenting on the October 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:

 “The second charge mortgage market has reported strong new business growth in 2019, with volumes likely to reach over 28,000 in the year as a whole. The market is expected to continue to grow in 2020 but at a slower pace than in 2019. 

Table 1: New second charge mortgage lending


Oct 2019

% change on prev. year

3 months to Oct 2019

% change on prev. year

12 months to Oct 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 £136 billion of new finance to UK businesses and households. £103 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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