Mortgage lending to Scottish first-time buyers increased 26% in the third quarter of 2009, according to CML Scotland. There were 5,400 first-time buyer loans (worth £471 million) in the third quarter, up from 4,300 in the previous quarter and unchanged from the third quarter of 2008. 

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