The Council of Mortgage Lenders is an industry body Representing mortgage Lenders in the United Kingdom .
Its members consist of banks, building societies and specialist lenders and represents 95% of mortgage lending in the UK.
In November 2015 it was confirmed that the Council of Mortgage Lenders would be merged with the British Bankers’ Association , Payments UK , the UK Cards Association and the Asset Based Finance Association. 
- Jump up^ “Five City trade associations to merge” . BBC News. 20 November 2015 . Retrieved 22 November 2015 .