UK Housing Market Falls Slightly in August

Activity in the UK housing market was subdued in August as the economy was flat and household confidence low, lenders have said.

Gross mortgage lending fell slightly from £12.7bn in July to £12.6bn in August, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said.

This was 4% lower than August last year, the lenders’ group said.

It predicted that new schemes to encourage lending could inject some life into the market.

via BBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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