United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals  1986-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of mortgages approved for house purchase in the United Kingdom rose to 67,478 in January 2018 from a one-year low of 61,692 in the previous month, easily beating market expectations of 62,000. This was the sharpest monthly increase since April 2015, sending the number of approvals to its highest since July last year. Meanwhile, approvals of loans secured on dwellings for remortgaging went up to 49,242 from 46,715 in December and the number of approvals for other purposes fell to 13,569 from 13,904. Mortgage lending rose by GBP 3.389 billion in January, the smallest increase since last April, compared to a GBP 3.524 billion increase in December and below market consensus of GBP 3.6 billion. Mortgage Approvals in the United Kingdom averaged 85.18 Thousand from 1986 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 151.80 Thousand in May of 1988 and a record low of 26.68 Thousand in November of 2008.

United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-04 09:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 65.14K 64.89K 64K 65.1K
2018-01-30 09:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 61.04K 64.71K 66K 62.5K
2018-03-01 09:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 67.48K 61.69K 62K 60.5K
2018-03-29 08:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 67.48K 62K 68.3K
2018-05-01 08:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 69.5K
2018-05-31 08:30 AM Mortgage Approvals 70.2K

United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 41820.00 42480.00 69520.00 16420.00 [+]
Construction Output -3.90 -0.20 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 726.10 723.20 732.80 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 67.48 61.69 151.80 26.68 Thousand [+]
Mortgage Applications 40117.00 36085.00 93602.00 17119.00 Units [+]
Construction Orders -1.30 26.60 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.40 63.50 73.30 63.40 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 51.40 50.20 64.60 27.80 [+]

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 March of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
67.48 61.69 151.80 26.68 1986 - 2018 Thousand Monthly

mortgage approvals by Country
Country Last
Spain 20681.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom 67.48 Jan/18