UK mortgage approvals for April have come in at 43,201, up from 40,038 in March, and better than the median forecast of 41,000. Cable has popped back above 1.6400, presently at 1.6410 from around 1.6395 post release.

UK mortgage lending for April came in at +£0.973 bln, up from +0.640 bln in March, and pretty much in line with median forecast of +£1.0 bln