The number of mortgages approved for house purchase in the United Kingdom fell to 65,269 in September 2018 from a downwardly revised 66,101 in the previous month, but still above market expectations of 64,750. Meantime, approvals of loans secured on dwellings for remortgaging declined to 49,169 in September from 52,072 in August while those for other purposes rose to 14,949 from 14,801. Mortgage lending increased by GBP 3.9 billion in September, beating market consensus of a GBP 3.0 billion gain. Mortgage Approvals in the United Kingdom averaged 84.74 Thousand from 1986 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 151.80 Thousand in May of 1988 and a record low of 26.27 Thousand in November of 2008.

United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-30 08:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 64.77K 65.37K 65K 65.0K
2018-10-01 08:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 66.44K 65.16K 64.5K 64.4K
2018-10-29 09:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 65.269K 66.101K 64.75K 65.1K
2018-11-29 09:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 65.269K 65.9K

United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 41190.00 39890.00 69520.00 16420.00 units [+]
Construction Output 3.00 0.50 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 737.50 732.20 743.70 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 65.27 66.10 151.80 26.27 Thousand [+]
Mortgage Applications 38505.00 39241.00 92480.00 17241.00 Units [+]
Construction Pmi 53.20 52.10 64.60 27.80 [+]
Construction Orders -7.40 -6.90 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.40 63.50 73.30 63.40 percent [+]

United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals

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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
65.27 66.10 151.80 26.27 1986 - 2018 Thousand Monthly

Country Last
Spain 28755.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 65.27 Sep/18