Annex C

This is a list of the largest 30 mortgage lenders as at mid 2000.  Size is not necessarily a criterion of efficiency, creativity or performance.

Rank

Name of Group

Year Ended

Mortgage Assets billion

1

Halifax plc

31-Dec-99

93.0

2

Abbey National

31-Dec-99

64.9

3

Lloyds TSB

31-Dec-99

47.5

4

Nationwide BS

04-Apr-99

36.9

5

Woolwich plc

31-Dec-99

25.5

6

Alliance & Leicester plc

31-Dec-99

19.4

7

Barclays Bank plc

31-Dec-99

18.7

8

National Westminster Bank

31-Dec-99

18.6

9

Bradford & Bingley BS

31-Dec-99

17.1

10

Northern Rock plc

31-Dec-99

15.8

11

Bank of Scotland

29-Feb-00

13.6

12

HSBC Bank plc

31-Dec-99

13.1

13

Bristol & West plc (incl Bank of Ireland Home Mortgages)

31-Mar-00

12.8

14

Britannia BS

31-Dec-99

9.9

15

Royal Bank of Scotland

30-Sep-99

9.2

16

Yorkshire BS

31-Dec-99

8.1

17

Portman BS

31-Dec-99

4.9

18

Coventry BS

31-Dec-99

4.6

19

National Australia (GB & Ireland)

31-Jan-00

4.4

20

Standard Life Bank Ltd

31-Dec-99

3.8

21

Skipton BS

31-Dec-99

3.7

22

Chelsea BS

31-Dec-99

3.6

23

Leeds & Holbeck BS

31-Dec-99

2.8

24

Derbyshire BS

31-Dec-99

2.3

25

West Bromwich BS

31-Mar-99

1.9

26

First Active Financial plc

31-Dec-99

1.7

27

Cheshire BS

31-Dec-99

1.7

28

Principality BS

31-Dec-99

1.7

29

Norwich & Peterborough BS

31-Dec-99

1.7

30

Newcastle BS

31-Dec-99

1.5

 

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