The number of loans advanced for house purchase increased by 12% in February, according to figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

January was extremely weak due to one-off factors such as the effect of the end of the stamp-duty exemption in December 2009 and the severe winter weather. So the 35,000 loans advanced (worth £5 billion) signifies a modest recovery, although they were up by 49% in volume and by 67% in value from a year earlier.

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