UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The UK Mortgage/Loans Broker Market is Segmented by Enterprise (large, Small, and Medium-Sized), by Application (home Loans, Commercial and Industrial Loans, Vehicle Loans, Loans To Governments, and Others), and by End-User (businesses and Individuals). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for the UK Mortgage and Loan Broker Market in Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

UK Loan Broker Market Size

UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 2.88 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 4.56 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 9.60 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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UK Loan Broker Market Analysis

The UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market size is estimated at USD 2.88 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 4.56 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 9.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

UK residential mortgage lending is one of the largest and most attractive markets in the world for financial institutions. This is due to the large transaction volumes and the revenue per loan provided, as well as the linkages with banking and insurance products cross-selling opportunities. However, the lending process is complex, and many lenders still have legacy loan origination processes in place. As a result, it is essential for financial institutions to have strategies in place to modernise core lending technology to keep up with other parts of the business, customer expectations and competition.

Year-on-year growth in mortgage lending has been on the rise. The UK’s top three mortgage lenders making up around 45% of the total. 

The UK is at the forefront of the European online lending platform market, investing heavily for innovative technologies. In addition, the economy’s ability to support digital infrastructures of online platforms and online services across the region will also help to grow the region’s digital lending market. AI, machine learning, block chain, and other new technologies are further improving the capabilities of digital lending platforms, which are expected to create new opportunities for the market and increase the growth rate of digital lending platforms in the future.

UK Loan Broker Market Trends

The Future of Mortgages in UK is Being Reshaped by Digitization

Online banking, remote jobs, and internet communication forced customers to conduct business digitally. This enormous transition to digital, which started a digital transformation that isn't likely to slow down, had an impact on the mortgage industry. Along with the benefits that digital processes provide, a number of other factors also play a role in the surge in demand for an online mortgage process. 

The first is that millennials make up the bulk of those who are currently purchasing new homes. Because they were raised with smartphones and laptops, these customers demand a digital experience for everything from house searches to mortgage closings. Even though every generation is using digital platforms more and more, lenders must remember that younger generations of consumers are more technologically savvy than previous generations of customers.

UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market: Total value of gross mortgage lending, In USD Billions, UK, 2019-2021

Housing Market Development Drives UK Mortgage Market Demand

The UK's mortgage loan broker sector boasts a significant presence, with numerous brokers spread across the nation. Over the years, this sector has witnessed consistent growth, propelled by factors like robust housing demand, low interest rates, and a favorable economic climate. In the UK, mortgage loan brokers play a pivotal role as intermediaries, facilitating mortgage financing for various purposes, including property purchases, remortgages, and buy-to-let investments. Their services encompass mortgage advice, product comparisons, application support, and even negotiating with lenders on behalf of their clients. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) mandate is to establish rules and standards that safeguard consumers, ensure market integrity, and promote fair business practices. To operate legally, mortgage brokers in the UK must secure authorization from the FCA and adhere to its regulatory guidelines.

UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market: % of UK population with or without mortgage loan, 2021

UK Loan Broker Industry Overview

The UK mortgage broker market is fiercely competitive, with a wide array of brokers vying for their slice of the pie. These brokers often specialize in specific segments, like residential, commercial, buy-to-let, or niche lending. The advent of online mortgage platforms and comparison websites has only heightened this competition. Technological advancements, including digital mortgage platforms, online applications, and AI-driven tools for advice and underwriting, are reshaping the UK mortgage broker landscape. These innovations aim to simplify the application process, elevate customer experiences, and boost efficiency for both brokers and lenders. Mergers and acquisitions have been on the rise, as larger brokerages snap up smaller players to expand their market reach and service offerings. This trend of consolidation is projected to persist as firms chase economies of scale and a competitive edge.

The UK Mortgage / Loan Broker market is semi-consolidated with some dominating players like Lloyds Banking Group. The main competitors in the Europe mortgage/loan broker business are covered in the research. Loan brokers face intense competition since they depend on their relationships with the best real estate agents and lenders in the communities they cover. Some major players in the market are Lloyds Banking Group, NatWest Group, Nationwide BS, HSBC Bank, and Virgin Money.

UK Loan Broker Market Leaders

  1. Lloyds Banking Group

  2. NatWest Group

  3. Nationwide BS

  4. HSBC Bank

  5. Virgin Money

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market Concentration
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UK Loan Broker Market News

  • In October 2023, Deutsche Bank AG announced the completion of its acquisition of Numis Corporation Plc. The integration of both brands' strengths and reputations in the UK and global markets has led to the introduction of 'Deutsche Numis', emerging as a prominent entity in UK investment banking and the preferred advisor for listed companies in the UK.
  • In January 2024, Perenna took a major step forward by becoming a part of the lender panels for several prominent networks and clubs in the UK, such as Mortgage Advice Bureau, Stonebridge, and Legal & General Mortgage Club. This expansion marks a strategic growth initiative for Perenna, with intentions to forge additional partnerships in the coming times.

UK Loan Broker Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5. 4.5 Insights of Technology Innovations in the Market

    6. 4.6 Insights on Government Regulations and Industry Policies

    7. 4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Enterprise

      1. 5.1.1 Large

      2. 5.1.2 Small

      3. 5.1.3 Mid-sized

    2. 5.2 By Applications

      1. 5.2.1 Home Loans

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial and Industrial Loans

      3. 5.2.3 Vehicle Loans

      4. 5.2.4 Loans to Governments

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By End- User

      1. 5.3.1 Businesses

      2. 5.3.2 Individuals


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Lloyds Banking Group

      2. 6.1.2 NatWest Group

      3. 6.1.3 Nationwide BS

      4. 6.1.4 HSBC Bank

      5. 6.1.5 Virgin Money

      6. 6.1.6 Santander UK

      7. 6.1.7 Barclays

      8. 6.1.8 Coventry BS

      9. 6.1.9 Yorkshire BS

      10. 6.1.10 TSB Bank*

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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UK Loan Broker Industry Segmentation

A mortgage broker acts as a middleman for people or businesses and manages the mortgage loan application process. In essence, they create relationships between mortgage lenders and borrowers without making any financial commitments of their own. 

The UK mortgage/loans broker market is segmented by enterprise, application, and end-user. By enterprise, the market is sub-segmented into large, small, and medium-sized. By application, the market is sub-segmented into home loans, commercial and industrial loans, vehicle loans, loans to governments, and others. By end-user, the market is sub-segmented into businesses and individuals. 

The report offers market size and forecasts for the UK mortgage and loan broker market in value (USD) for all the above segments

By Enterprise
By Applications
Home Loans
Commercial and Industrial Loans
Vehicle Loans
Loans to Governments
Other Applications
By End- User
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UK Loan Broker Market Research FAQs

The UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market size is expected to reach USD 2.88 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 9.60% to reach USD 4.56 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market size is expected to reach USD 2.88 billion.

Lloyds Banking Group, NatWest Group, Nationwide BS, HSBC Bank and Virgin Money are the major companies operating in the UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market.

In 2023, the UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market size was estimated at USD 2.60 billion. The report covers the UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 UK Mortgage / Loan Broker market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. UK Mortgage / Loan Broker analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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UK Mortgage / Loan Broker Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)