BBA’s high street banking statistics
27 January 2015
Zahir Bokhari, Head of Banking, Deloitte:
“The BBA lending figures for December suggest that the Mortgage Market Review is having a more permanent effect on housing finance than some had hoped. The number and value of new loans for house purchase both fell by almost a quarter in December compared with 2013. This comes despite lenders reporting good availability of secured finance in the Bank of England’s recent Credit Conditions Survey. The sharp fall in actual home loan approvals chimes with the Bank of England’s finding that demand for secured lending for house purchase was reported to have decreased significantly in 2014Q4, compared with lenders’ expectations of a rise.
“By contrast, unsecured lending is rising, with personal loans and overdrafts almost a third higher than the previous year. This reflects increasing confidence as wage settlements begin to pull ahead of inflation at last.”
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