Total lending is up
The twelve-month growth rate fell to 0.7%, and the three-month annualised growth rate increased 0.3 percentage points to 0.5%.
The number of loan approvals for house purchase (57,345) was above the September figure (56,205) and above the previous six-month average, whereas approvals for remortgaging (24,596) were below both the September figure and the previous six-month average. The number of loans approved for other purposes (29,195) was higher than in September and higher than the previous six-month average.
Within the total, net lending secured on dwellings increased by £0.9 billion, in line with the September increase and above the previous six-month average of £0.6 billion. The twelve-month growth rate was unchanged, at 0.8%. The three-month annualised growth rate increased 0.4 percentage points to 1.0%. Within total secured lending, secured lending by banks (excluding the effects of securitisations) increased by £3.1 billion, slightly below the September increase (£3.3bn) but above the six-month average of £2.6bn.