P506 Teletext 506 Oct27 21:11:47       ——————  ———————————————————  SEPTEMBER MORTGAGE LENDING IS LOWER Gross mortgage lending in September showed the first year-on-year fall since November 2000, said the British Bankers' Association. Lending fell to £16.3bn for the month, down £0.3bn from August and 3.8% lower than in September 2003. Approval numbers fell 21.8% year-on-year. Loans approved for house purchases fell 28.8% year-on-year. Net lending rose £4.4bn, little changed from August. ——————————————————————————————————————— Shares index 510 Market report 511 CELEBRITY GOSSIP p617 Next news Shares Markets Events