CML Scotland



Fall in home mover lending prompts builder concern

An annual fall in home mover lending figures highlights the negative impact the Land & Buildings Transaction Tax is having on potential home buyers, according to industry body Homes for Scotland.

Published 25 May 2017

Regulator shares best practice for landlords developing new homes

A new report which sets out ten principles of positive practice for social landlords considering developing new homes has been published by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 23 March 2017

Homes for Scotland ‘encouraged’ by increase in first-time buyer activity

The number of loans issued to first-time buyers in Scotland has increased by 5%, according to latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Published 23 February 2017

Builders welcome lending figures with note of caution

Homes for Scotland has welcomed new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) showing more loans advanced to first-time buyers in Scotland during the third quarter of 2016 than any other since 2007.

Published 24 November 2016

Highest number of first-time buyers in Scotland since 2007

More loans were advanced to first-time buyers in Scotland during the third quarter of 2016 than any other since the third quarter of 2007, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Published 23 November 2016

Scotland house purchase lending up 23 per cent

The amount of money borrowed by Scottish home buyers is 23 per cent higher than the previous quarter, according to figures by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Published 25 August 2016

First-time buyer lending up 25 per cent compared to a year ago

First-time buyers across the UK borrowed up to £5.5 billion in June, an increase of 25 per cent from the same period last year and up 28 per cent on the previous month.

Published 11 August 2016

Mortgage lending up seven per cent to six year high

Homeowners in Scotland borrowed £1.8 billion for house purchase during the first three months of this year, the highest total borrowed for house purchase in the first quarter of a year north of the border since 2010.

Published 26 May 2016

Lenders to work with new Scottish Government on housing in all tenures

The main trade body representing mortgage lenders in Scotland has vowed to work with the newly elected Scottish Government and others on implementing a range of housing market initiatives.

Published 21 April 2016

Next phase of Help to Buy ‘vital’ to sustaining growth in house purchase lending

A year-on-year growth in house purchase lending in Scotland has been welcomed as a signal of optimism for the sector by the country’s home building industry.

Published 25 February 2016

Low mortgage rates see home repossessions continue to fall

Low interest rates have kept the number of homes repossessed in the UK falling during the course of the second quarter of the year, new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed.

Published 13 August 2015

Homes for Scotland warns of ‘housing limbo’ as first time buyer lending falls by 23 per cent

Lending to first-time buyers in Scotland was down in both value and volume, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Published 28 May 2015

Help to Buy scheme delivers 5,000 sales valued at £1bn

More than 5,000 families and first time buyers have purchased their home through the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, housing minister Margaret Burgess revealed yesterday.

Published 14 May 2015