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

The number of loan approvals for house purchase in the UK fell to 60.058 thousand in August 2016 compared to an upwardly revised 60.925 thousand in July and below market expectations of 60.15 thousand. It was the lowest figure since November 2014 and below the average of 66.734 thousand reported over the previous six months period. The number of approvals for remortgaging was 40,225, compared to the average of 41,878 over the previous six months; and the number of approvals for other purposes was 12,109, compared to the average of 12,675 over the previous six months. Mortgage lending went up by GBP 2.9 billion after rising a downwardly revised GBP 2.6 billion in July. Mortgage Approvals in the United Kingdom averaged 85.99 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. Mortgage Approvals in the United Kingdom is reported by the Bank of England.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-29 08:30 AM Jun 64.77K 66.72K 65.65K 66.5K
2016-08-30 08:30 AM Jul 60.91K 64.15K 61.9K 64.3K
2016-09-29 08:30 AM Aug 60.06K 60.92K 60.15K 62.1K
2016-10-31 09:30 AM Sep 60.06K 60.51K
2016-11-29 09:30 AM Oct 61.23K

United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 39910.00 35390.00 69520.00 16420.00 [+]
Construction Output 0.20 -1.00 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 692.70 692.10 701.40 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 60.06 60.93 151.80 26.69 Thousand [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 64.40 73.30 63.50 percent [+]
Construction Orders -1.20 1.70 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 52.30 49.20 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 October of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
60.06 60.93 151.80 26.69 1986 - 2016 Thousand Monthly

Oman 1422.00 Jul/16
Spain 18706.00 Jul/16
United Kingdom 60.06 Aug/16