United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals  1986-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of loan approvals for house purchase increased to 67.52 thousand in October 2016 from an upwardly revised 63.59 thousand in September and better than market expectations of 65 thousand. Figures came in above the average of 63.91 thousand over the previous six months to hit the highest level since March this year. The number of approvals for remortgaging was 43.51 thousand, compared to the average of 42.12 thousand and approvals for other purposes was 13.43 thousand, above the average of 12.73 thousand over the previous six months. Mortgage lending was GBP 3.3 billion, unchanged from September. Mortgage Approvals in the United Kingdom averaged 85.88 Thousand from 1986 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 151.80 Thousand in May of 1988 and a record low of 26.69 Thousand in November of 2008.

United Kingdom Mortgage Approvals
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-29 08:30 AM Aug 60.06K 60.92K 60.15K 62.1K
2016-10-31 09:30 AM Sep 62.93K 60.98K 61.5K 60.51K
2016-11-29 09:30 AM Oct 67.52K 63.59K 65K 64.4K
2017-01-04 09:30 AM Nov 68.44
2017-02-01 09:30 AM Dec 68.92
2017-02-28 09:30 AM Jan 69.05

United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 40970.00 39910.00 69520.00 16420.00 [+]
Construction Output 0.20 0.80 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 703.70 694.00 703.70 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 67.52 63.59 151.80 26.69 Thousand [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 64.40 73.30 63.50 percent [+]
Construction Orders 7.50 -1.50 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 52.80 52.60 64.60 27.80 [+]

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
67.52 63.59 151.80 26.69 1986 - 2016 Thousand Monthly

Oman 1792.00 Oct/16
Spain 26667.00 Sep/16
United Kingdom 67.52 Oct/16