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Profile of registrant

Council of Mortgage Lenders

Identification number in the register: 68210568927-81
Registration date: 07/06/12 16:09:38

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/05/14 10:31:35
The date of the last annual update was 12/05/14 10:31:35

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Council of Mortgage Lenders
Acronym: CML
Legal status: Unincorporated trade association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Paul Smee
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Jackie Bennett
Position: Head of policy

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: CML North West Wing - Bush House Aldwych
London WC2B 4PJ
Telephone number: (+44) 8453736771
Fax number: (+44) 8453736778
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Council of Mortgage Lenders is a not-for-profit organisation and the trade association for the mortgage lending industry, and our members account for around 95% of UK residential mortgage lending.

Our aim is to help to foster a favourable operating environment in the UK housing and mortgage markets. We are the representative voice for the residential mortgage lending industry, and the central provider of economic, statistical, legal, research and other market information.

Our members are banks, building societies and other mortgage lenders. We also have associates, drawn from a variety of related businesses, including lawyers, conveyancers, search companies and management consultants.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

CARRP Directive, CRD4

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.


Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 01/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.