Friday, August 8, 2008
CML Press release
The latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show no surprises in terms of the number of mortgage arrears and possessions cases in the first half of 2008. While both have increased from their low base as expected, the overwhelming majority of the UK's borrowers continue to pay their mortgages in full every month, and will continue to do so.The CML is maintaining its forecast of 45,000 total possessions and 170,000 mortgages in arrears of more than three months by the end of the year. These numbers remain extremely small when seen in the context of the 11.74 million mortgages in the UK.The CML numbers relate only to first mortgages, not to other consumer loans secured on people's homes.