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Mortgage lending rebound a 'see-saw' pattern

20 August 2012 Last updated at 15:28 BST

Total mortgage lending bounced back in July, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Lending to house buyers and people remortgaging rose by 8% from June to the highest monthly level this year of £12.7bn, with the figure up 2% from the same month last year.

However, the CML warned that the figures should be treated cautiously.

Director General Paul Smee said that behind the monthly "see-saw" pattern of lending, the housing market was still "broadly flat".