First-time buyer approval was up 1.4% year-on-year to 2,559 in August

The number of mortgage applications approved last month rose by 14.1 per cent compared to July, and was up 11 per cent year-on-year, new figures show.(...)

The annualised volume of mortgage approvals reached 44,640 in the 12 months ending August 31st

The number of mortgages approved in August rose 5.7 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier. But approvals for first-time buyers declined, (...)