31,888 – The number of mortgages that were approved for house purchase in March, figures from the British Bankers’ Association show.
13 – The number of properties worth more than £1m sold in Wales in 2011 compared with six in 2010, according to Bank of Scotland.
26% – The number of people who think now is a good time to make major purchases in a Nationwide consumer confidence poll.
60% – The percentage of adults in the UK without life insurance, Barclays’ research shows.
£2.5bn – The amount Santander has set aside to deal with rising repossessions in its home country of Spain.
28 – The number of NewBuy deals arranged by specialist broker New Home Mortgage Services.
2,200 – The number of UK jobs axed by HSBC as part of global staff reductions of 30,000 by 2013.
5% – The percentage by which sales of £1m-plus properties fell in 2011 to reach 6,911, says Lloyds Banking Group.
0.1% – What house prices rose by in April, according to Hometrack.