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TABLE-UK Aug mortgage approvals steady, consumer credit falls

Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:30 AM ET

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The Bank of England released the following data for consumer credit and M4 money supply on Monday(previous data in brackets):

NUMBER OF MORTGAGE APPROVALS AUG JULY FORECAST

47,665 47,556 (47,312) 49,000

LENDING TO INDIVIDUALS (CHANGE IN BLN STG):

AUG JULY FORECAST Total net lending -0.4* 0.6 (0.9) n/f

Secured on dwellings -0.3** 0.9 (1.1) 0.5

Consumer credit -0.1 -0.2 (-0.2) 0.1

- of which credit card UNCH -0.1 (-0.1) n/f

FINAL M4 MONEY SUPPLY (PCT):

AUG JULY M4 mth/mth (sa) 0.2 0.5 (0.5) yr/yr -4.1 -4.6 (-4.6)

M4 excluding intermediate other financial companies

mth/mth (sa) 0.5 0.9 (1.0) yr/yr 4.1*** 3.9 (3.9)

* Steepest fall in total net lending since July 2010

** Sharpest fall in mortgage lending since Dec 2010

*** Biggest annual increase in M4 excluding intermediate other financial companies since Q1 2009

(Reporting by UK Economics Desk in London)

((uk.economics@reuters.com, +44 20 7542 5109))