United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals  1986-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of loan approvals for house purchase in the United Kingdom increased to 65,202 in May 2017 from an upwardly revised 65,051 in April and above market expectations of 64,000. It was the first rise in four months. Approvals of loans secured on dwellings for remortgaging rose to 42,955 from 40,437 in April and the number of approvals for other purposes went up to 13,307 from 13,195. Mortgage lending rose by GBP 3.5 billion while markets were expecting a GBP 2.6 billion increase. Mortgage Approvals in the United Kingdom averaged 85.51 Thousand from 1986 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 151.80 Thousand in May of 1988 and a record low of 26.70 Thousand in November of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-04 08:30 AM Mar 66.84K 67.94K 67.4K 68.6K
2017-05-31 08:30 AM Apr 64.64K 66.04K 66.05K 66.2K
2017-06-29 08:30 AM May 65.2K 65.05K 64.0K 64.2K
2017-07-31 08:30 AM Jun 65.2K 65.5K
2017-08-30 08:30 AM Jul 65.1K
2017-09-29 08:30 AM Aug 64.9K

United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 45340.00 35580.00 69520.00 16420.00 [+]
Construction Output -0.30 -0.10 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 706.80 713.70 719.10 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 65.20 65.05 151.80 26.70 Thousand [+]
Mortgage Applications 40347.00 40686.00 93251.00 17098.00 Units [+]
Construction Orders 3.70 0.20 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 54.80 56.00 64.60 27.80 [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 64.40 73.30 63.50 percent [+]

United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals Notes

Mortgage approvals for house purchase refers to the firm offers of lenders to advance credit secured on specific dwellings to their customers. It covers approvals that are fully secured on residential property by a first mortgage. It includes existing borrowers transferring their existing mortgage to another property, lending to first-time purchasers and lending for buy-to-let purposes. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
65.20 65.05 151.80 26.70 1986 - 2017 Thousand Monthly

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