September 2012 figures for the main high street banks
The banks' net mortgage lending grew by 0.5% in the year to September.
BBA statistics director, David Dooks said:
"The continuing economic uncertainties both in the UK and in the Euro area are having a dampening effect on activity within firms and households.
"Households are reducing borrowing requirements and have no appetite to take on more/new debt. Where they can individuals are putting money aside for household expenditure. Firms are holding back on borrowing for investment until trade prospects improve."
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