The number of house purchase loans ticked up in February, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. There were 24,300 house purchase loans worth £3.1 billion, compared with 23,400 loans worth £3.1 billion in January – a 4% increase. But historically activity remains very weak, running at around one-third of the average February total of 76,000 loans for house purchase between 2002 and 2007. 

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Article by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Data sourced from CML/BankSearch’s Regulated Mortgage Survey.