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The monthly Startling Stats Index – comparison of UK and US lending and home affordability

The Analyst

Each month we present some statistics in the raw from Macrobond. This month UK and US lending and house prices.

United Kingdom:

  • Total amount of household loans outstanding in April 2020: 1.77 trillion GBP

Change since same period previous year: -4%

As percentage of GDP: 81%

  • Number of mortgage loans approved in April 2020: 15 848

Change since same period previous year: -75%

Change since previous month: -72%

  • Change in the Markit Halifax house price index for Real Estate since 2008 on National level: 24%

For Greater London in particular: 61%

Change in national Residential prices according to the Knight Frank index: 17%

  • House price to gross disposable income for households in Q4 2019: 860%

Mean value since 1990: 706%

Gross disposable income for households in Q4 2019: 26 774 GBP

United States:

  • Total amount of household loans outstanding in Q1 2020: 15.99 trillion USD

As percentage of GDP: 75%






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