26 Nov '14, 9am

UK mortgage approvals down in Oct - figures suggest tt cooling of the property mkt has continued in recent weeks...

UK mortgage approvals down in Oct - figures suggest tt cooling of the property mkt has continued in recent weeks...

BRITISH banks approved 37,076 mortgages for house purchase in October, the lowest number since May last year, as the housing market continued to slow, the British Bankers' Association (BBA) said on Tuesday. Mortgage approvals for house purchase fell from 39,127 in September, 16 per cent down from the same time a year ago and almost a quarter below the peak reached in January, the BBA said. "Today's figures suggest that the cooling of the property market has continued in recent weeks," said BBA chief economist Richard Woolhouse. However, unsecured consumer credit lending is picking up strongly, growing at an annual rate of nearly 3 per cent, its fastest since the financial crisis started to bite in 2008. "Consumers continue to show confidence in the economy," he said. Net credit card lending rose by £307 million (S$627 million ) in October, its biggest increase since June l...

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