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Year-on-year bank mortgage lending up 50%

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27/05/2014
Bank gross mortgage lending was 52% higher in April, at

Increased demand for borrowing, fuelled by the Help to Buy and Funding for Lending Schemes and a buoyant buy-to-let market has pushed up the overall stock of mortgages.

Throughout much of 2013 net lending contracted but the BBA’s statistics show that over the last year the stock of mortgages funded by banks has increased by 0.7%.

Mortgage approvals dipped in April compared to the previous month falling from a value of £11.1bn in March to £10.5bn but compared to April 2013 approvals have risen by 25%.

House purchase approvals took the biggest dive falling to 45,045 approvals worth £7.4bn in March to 42,173 worth in £6.9bn in April.

Remortgage approvals remained largely the same in both value and volume.

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