Mortgage lending up during October
The mortgage lending industry expanded significantly during October
2010, according to newly-released figures by the British Bankers'
Statistics show net growth of 3.5 per cent during the month, which
compares favourably to the 0.8 per cent expansion experienced in
BBA statistics director David Dooks stated that the mortgages
market remained "subdued" throughout the month.
He explained that this is "reflecting uncertain prospects for
households and lower consumer confidence".
The figures show gross mortgage lending of £7.6 billion during
the course of the month, which is the lowest total recorded since
Earlier this week, Barclays announced a new range of remortgaging
options, which were launched yesterday (November 23rd 2010).
The Woolwich Great Escape remortgage package is being extended with
a new loan-to-value rate of 75 per cent, which is up on the
previous limit of 70 per cent.
Head of mortgages for Barclays Andy Gray stated that there had been
a "great demand" for the product.