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INSTANT VIEW 1-UK Aug mortgage approvals, consumer credit weaker than expected

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

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

KEY POINTS

- 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

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