U.K. mortgage approvals climbed to 52.9 thousands in November, exceeding projections of 52.5 thousands and the revised reading of 52.8 thousands which was 52.7 thousands before revision.

Other data from the U.K. showed that M4 money supply slipped 2.6% in the year ended November from the prior -2.7%, while the monthly reading dropped 0.6% from the previous -0.3%.