P508 Teletext 508 Oct28 21:51:01         —————————————————————————————  BANKS SHRUG OFF LENDING DIP The UK's leading banks have played down the implications of a disappointing set of lending figures on the house market. Mortgage lending figures showed a rise in net loans of £417m last month, compared with £607m in August. The British Bankers' Association admitted this was "well below" average but said it would be a mistake to read too much into a single month's figure. ——————————————————————————————————————— Financial headlines 500 City index 501 WONDERFUL NEW INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY SEE PAGE 560 Next CompNews Shares Family Finance