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

The number of loan approvals for house purchase in the United Kingdom decreased to 66.837 thousand in March 2017 from a downwardly revised 67.936 thousand in the previous month and below market expectations of 67.4 thousand. It was lower than the previous six-month average of 67,039. Approvals of loans secured on dwellings for remortgaging fell to 42,814, below the average of 44,643. The number of approvals for other purposes went down to 13,267, also below the average of 13,410. Mortgage lending rose by GBP 3.1 billion after increasing by GBP 3.4 billion in February. Mortgage Approvals in the United Kingdom averaged 85.63 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.

United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-01 09:30 AM Jan 69.93K 68.27K 68.65K 68.9K
2017-03-29 08:30 AM Feb 68.32K 69.11K 69.9K 71.2K
2017-05-04 08:30 AM Mar 66.84K 67.94K 67.4K 68.6K
2017-05-31 08:30 AM Apr 66.84K 66.05K 66.3K
2017-06-29 08:30 AM May 66.3K
2017-07-31 08:30 AM Jun 66.2K

United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 35580.00 40970.00 69520.00 16420.00 [+]
Construction Output 2.40 0.90 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 710.90 711.30 719.10 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 66.84 67.94 151.80 26.70 Thousand [+]
Mortgage Applications 40750.00 40872.00 93243.00 17096.00 Units [+]
Construction Orders 0.00 5.80 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 53.10 52.20 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
66.84 67.94 151.80 26.70 1986 - 2017 Thousand Monthly

mortgage approvals by Country

Spain 24342.00 Feb/17
United Kingdom 66.84 Mar/17