Second charge mortgage new business lending falls by 15%

9th October 2023

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that second charge mortgage new business volumes fell by 15% in August 2023.

Commenting on the latest new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Director of Consumer & Mortgage Finance and Inclusion at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said “The level of new business volumes reported by the second charge mortgage market in August was 15% lower than in the same month in 2022 but was above the monthly average in 2023 so far.  The distribution by purpose of loan in August remained stable with 59% of new agreements for the consolidation of existing loans, 12% for home improvements, and a further 24% for both loan consolidation and home improvements.”

“As always, customers who are concerned about meeting payments should speak to their lender as soon as possible to find a solution.”

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