Mortgage lending 'at six-year high'

Press Association
Mortgage application for AOL Real Estate
Mortgage application for AOL Real Estate

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%The number of mortgage approvals granted to home buyers lifted to its highest level in six years in December, Bank of England figures show.

Some 71,638 approvals with a total value of £12.4 billion got the go-ahead last month, marking the highest number seen since January 2008.