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We are now seeing some real declines in mortgage approvals. With the recent credit crunch, financial institutions have tightened their lending criteria and are no longer willing to take such big risks with their mortgage lending.

Source: Bank of England (Table code: LPMVTVX)
Last updated: 29/07/2014
Next update:   01/09/2014

 

Month
Number of Mortgage Approvals
Official Releases
Jun 14 67,196 29/07/2014
May 14 61,707 30/06/2014
Apr 14 62,918 02/06/2014
Mar 14 67,135 01/05/2014
Feb 14 70,309 31/03/2014
Jan 14 76,947 03/03/2014
 
Dec 13 71,638 30/01/2014
Nov 13 70,758 03/01/2014
Oct 13 67,701 29/11/2013
Sep 13 66,735 29/10/2013
Aug 13 62,226 30/09/2013
Jul 13 60,624 30/08/2013
Jun 13 57,667 29/07/2013
May 13 58,242 01/07/2013
Apr 13 53,710 31/05/2013
Mar 13 53,504 N/A
Feb 13 51,653 N/A
Jan 13 54,719 01/03/2013
 
Dec 12 55,785 30/01/2013
Nov 12 54,036 04/01/2013
Oct 12 52,982 29/11/2012
Sep 12 50,024 29/10/2012
Aug 12 47,665 01/10/2012
Jul 12 47,312 30/08/2012
Jun 12 44,192 30/07/2012
May 12 51,098 03/07/2012
Apr 12 51,823 30/05/2012
Mar 12 49,860 02/05/2012
Feb 12 48,986 29/03/2012
Jan 12 58,728 29/02/2012
 
Dec 11 52,939 31/01/2012
Nov 11 52,854 04/01/2012
Oct 11 52,743 29/11/2011
Sep 11 50,967 31/10/2011
Aug 11 52,410 29/09/2011
Jul 11 49,239 30/08/2011
Jun 11 48,421 29/07/2011
May 11 45,940 29/06/2011
Apr 11 45,166 01/06/2011
Mar 11 47,557 04/05/2011
Feb 11 46,967 29/03/2011
Jan 11 45,723 01/03/2011
 
Dec 10 42,563 01/02/2011
Nov 10 48,019 04/01/2011
Oct 10 47,185 29/11/2010
Sep 10 47,474 29/10/2010
Aug 10 47,372 29/09/2010
Jul 10 48,722 31/08/2010
Jun 10 47,643 29/07/2010
May 10 49,815 29/06/2010
Apr 10 49,871 02/06/2010
Mar 10 48,901 04/05/2010
Feb 10 47,094 29/03/2010
Jan 10 48,198 01/03/2010
 
Dec 09 59,023 01/02/2010
Nov 09 60,518 04/01/2010
Oct 09 57,345 30/11/2009
Sep 09 56,215 29/10/2009
Aug 09 52,317 29/09/2009
Jul 09 50,123 01/09/2009
Jun 09 47,584 29/07/2009
May 09 43,414 29/06/2009
Apr 09 43,201 02/06/2009
Mar 09 39,230 01/05/2009
Feb 09 37,937 30/03/2009
Jan 09 31,000 02/03/2009
 
Dec 08 31,000 30/01/2009
Nov 08 27,000 02/01/2009
Oct 08 32,000 01/12/2008
Sep 08 33,000 29/10/2008
Aug 08 32,000 29/09/2008
Jul 08 33,000 01/09/2008
Jun 08 36,000 29/07/2008
May 08 42,000 30/06/2008
Apr 08 58,000 02/06/2008
Mar 08 64,000 29/04/2008
Feb 08 72,000 02/04/2008
Jan 08 73,000 29/02/2008
 
Dec 07 72,000 30/01/2008
Nov 07 83,000 04/01/2008
Oct 07 89,000 29/11/2007
Sep 07 100,000 29/10/2007
Aug 07 106,000 01/10/2007
Jul 07 112,000 30/08/2007
Jun 07 113,000 30/07/2007
May 07 113,000 29/06/2007
Apr 07 109,000 31/05/2007
Mar 07 114,000 02/05/2007
Feb 07 120,000 29/03/2007
Jan 07 121,000 01/03/2007
 
Dec 06 115,000 30/01/2007
Nov 06 131,000 04/01/2007
Oct 06 129,000 N/A
Sep 06 124,000 N/A
Aug 06 118,000 N/A
Jul 06 117,000 N/A
Jun 06 119,000 N/A
May 06 115,000 N/A
Apr 06 108,000 N/A
Mar 06 117,000 N/A
Feb 06 115,000 N/A
Jan 06 121,000 N/A
 
Dec 05 120,000 N/A
Nov 05 115,000 N/A
Oct 05 111,000 N/A
Sep 05 105,000 N/A
Aug 05 103,000 N/A
Jul 05 97,000 N/A
Jun 05 94,000 N/A
May 05 94,000 N/A
Apr 05 96,000 N/A
Mar 05 93,000 N/A
Feb 05 87,000 N/A
Jan 05 82,000 N/A
 
Dec 04 81,000 N/A
Nov 04 77,000 N/A
Oct 04 86,000 N/A
Sep 04 86,000 N/A
Aug 04 93,000 N/A
Jul 04 99,000 N/A
Jun 04 110,000 N/A
May 04 121,000 N/A
Apr 04 120,000 N/A
Mar 04 124,000 N/A
Feb 04 127,000 N/A
Jan 04 127,000 N/A
 
Dec 03 131,000 N/A
Nov 03 134,000 N/A
Oct 03 129,000 N/A
Sep 03 130,000 N/A
Aug 03 121,000 N/A
Jul 03 114,000 N/A
Jun 03 107,000 N/A
May 03 100,000 N/A
Apr 03 100,000 N/A
Mar 03 97,000 N/A
Feb 03 101,000 N/A
Jan 03 108,000 N/A
 
Dec 02 111,000 N/A
Nov 02 122,000 N/A
Oct 02 120,000 N/A
Sep 02 116,000 N/A
Aug 02 112,000 N/A
Jul 02 115,000 N/A
Jun 02 117,000 N/A
May 02 118,000 N/A
Apr 02 121,000 N/A
Mar 02 124,000 N/A
Feb 02 126,000 N/A
Jan 02 120,000 N/A
 
Dec 01 108,000 N/A
Nov 01 102,000 N/A
Oct 01 100,000 N/A
Sep 01 102,000 N/A
Aug 01 111,000 N/A
Jul 01 113,000 N/A
Jun 01 109,000 N/A
May 01 107,000 N/A
Apr 01 105,000 N/A
Mar 01 103,000 N/A
Feb 01 99,000 N/A
Jan 01 100,000 N/A
 
Dec 00 101,000 N/A
Nov 00 95,000 N/A
Oct 00 92,000 N/A
Sep 00 94,000 N/A
Aug 00 88,000 N/A
Jul 00 89,000 N/A
Jun 00 93,000 N/A
May 00 95,000 N/A
Apr 00 98,000 N/A
Mar 00 97,000 N/A
Feb 00 97,000 N/A
Jan 00 83,000 N/A
 
Dec 99 90,000 N/A
Nov 99 95,000 N/A
Oct 99 99,000 N/A
Sep 99 99,000 N/A
Aug 99 98,000 N/A
Jul 99 97,000 N/A
Jun 99 95,000 N/A
May 99 97,000 N/A
Apr 99 101,000 N/A
Mar 99 93,000 N/A
Feb 99 91,000 N/A
Jan 99 80,000 N/A
 
Dec 98 82,000 N/A
Nov 98 83,000 N/A
Oct 98 85,000 N/A
Sep 98 84,000 N/A
Aug 98 87,000 N/A
Jul 98 87,000 N/A
Jun 98 90,000 N/A
May 98 86,000 N/A
Apr 98 86,000 N/A
Mar 98 88,000 N/A
Feb 98 92,000 N/A
Jan 98 85,000 N/A
 
Dec 97 86,000 N/A
Nov 97 87,000 N/A
Oct 97 82,000 N/A
Sep 97 90,000 N/A
Aug 97 103,000 N/A
Jul 97 103,000 N/A
Jun 97 105,000 N/A
May 97 103,000 N/A
Apr 97 101,000 N/A
Mar 97 100,000 N/A
Feb 97 96,000 N/A
Jan 97 106,000 N/A
 
Dec 96 101,000 N/A
Nov 96 102,000 N/A
Oct 96 100,000 N/A
Sep 96 98,000 N/A
Aug 96 92,000 N/A
Jul 96 89,000 N/A
Jun 96 88,000 N/A
May 96 85,000 N/A
Apr 96 82,000 N/A
Mar 96 83,000 N/A
Feb 96 80,000 N/A
Jan 96 84,000 N/A
 
Dec 95 84,000 N/A
Nov 95 80,000 N/A
Oct 95 80,000 N/A
Sep 95 74,000 N/A
Aug 95 76,000 N/A
Jul 95 73,000 N/A
Jun 95 69,000 N/A
May 95 71,000 N/A
Apr 95 75,000 N/A
Mar 95 75,000 N/A
Feb 95 80,000 N/A
Jan 95 79,000 N/A
 
Dec 94 87,000 N/A
Nov 94 82,000 N/A
Oct 94 81,000 N/A
Sep 94 83,000 N/A
Aug 94 78,000 N/A
Jul 94 80,000 N/A
Jun 94 84,000 N/A
May 94 87,000 N/A
Apr 94 87,000 N/A
Mar 94 89,000 N/A
Feb 94 90,000 N/A
Jan 94 88,000 N/A
 
Dec 93 82,000 N/A
Nov 93 83,000 N/A
Oct 93 80,000 N/A
Sep 93 82,000 N/A
Aug 93 83,000 N/A
Jul 93 83,000 N/A
Jun 93 84,000 N/A
May 93 87,000 N/A
Apr 93 88,000 N/A