FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The volume of mortgage approvals has risen in January to 44.3K in the United Kingdom from 43.3K approvals in December, according to the latest report by the British Bankers Association.

Net mortgage lending rose to GBP5.2 billion in January from GBP4.9 billion in December, while gross mortgage lending increased to GBP18.0 billion in January from 15.5 billion in December.