The building society Principality have announced an increase in mortgage lending of 10.7% in the last year.
First-time buyer lending has also increased, with the society helping over 1,800 first-time buyers across the UK onto the property ladder.
Principality has also grown its Welsh first-time buyer market share to a record high of 12%.
"We have...continued to support the regional economy, opening our 53rd branch on Cwmbran high street, creating a further 58 jobs across the Group and increasing residential lending in Wales by 42%."
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