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BoE: Mortgage approvals up 21% year on year

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Tue 02 Feb 2016

BoE: Mortgage approvals up 21% year on year

 

Mortgage approvals rose 21.2% year on year in December, from 102,910 to 124,803, according to Bank of England (BoE) figures.

The total value of approvals rose 31.5%, from £15.2bn in December 2014 to £20bn last December.

House purchase approvals rose 18% year on year in December to 70,837 from 60,275. The value of these approvals was £12.3bn in December 2015, up 26 per cent year-on-year.

Re-mortgage approvals increased 27 per cent in the final month of the year, from 32,847 in December 2014 to 41,708. The value of re-mortgages was £7.1bn last December, up from £5.1bn in the same period of 2014.

 

The number of approvals for other purposes was 12,258 in the final month of 2015, up 26%  from 9,723 in December 2015.