Last updated 09/01/2024

About IMLA

IMLA represents the views and interests of UK mortgage lenders involved in the generation of mortgage business via professional financial intermediaries.

IMLA's role

IMLA works with and on behalf of mainstream and specialist intermediary-facing mortgage lenders to foster greater understanding between lenders and brokers, influence government and regulatory policy and share knowledge and expertise for the betterment of our industry. To that end we regularly meet with the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulatory Authority, Bank of England, Treasury and other government departments. We also work closely with our fellow trade associations — the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, the Building Societies Association and UK Finance — to address market challenges, promote the best regulatory outcomes and evolve the lender/broker relationship.


We currently have 54 Full and 12 Associate members.

Full Membership of IMLA is available to any lender actively involved in the intermediary mortgage market, which has a separate and clearly defined operating structure dedicated to processing intermediary introduced mortgage business.

Associate membership is open to firms which work closely with intermediary mortgage lenders.

New members are always welcome and prospective members may arrange to attend a meeting of the Executive Committee to judge for themselves the value of membership. Please contact if you would like to do this.