UK Mortgages Rise to 4 Year High

Mortgage lending increased by 4% in April to the highest level in more than four years, but the Council of Mortgage Lenders said the average value of new home loans was “still barely half” what it was before the financial crisis.

The CML’s gross lending figures, which reveal the value of loans advanced during the month without taking into account repayments, showed £12.1bn worth of mortgages were taken out during the month, up from £11.6bn in March.

via The Guardian

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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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