IndicesHalifax House Price Index

Markit owns and acts as administrator for the Halifax House Price Index, the UK’s longest running house price index series. The Halifax House Price Index is a key barometer of UK house prices based on Halifax mortgage transaction data and has been calculated since January 1983. It is closely watched by economists, central banks, financial markets and the media.

Halifax House Price Index

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Product Summary

Markit has established a governance and control framework which incorporates the creation, determination and distribution of the Halifax House Price Index in order to protect and maintain the integrity of the indices and address any conflicts of interest.

Markit is responsible for the calculation, administration and distribution of all of the indices that comprise the Halifax House Price Index family. Markit also owns the Halifax House Price Index, while the headline UK All Houses All Buyers Index is sponsored by Halifax. There are no changes to either the index methodologies or index names or identifiers.

Markit maintains all responsibility for the index administration in relation to Halifax House Price Index including chairing all index governance committees and maintaining all documentation in respect of each index administered by Markit.

    Disclaimer

    The Halifax House Price Index (Index) is owned exclusively by Markit Group Limited and its affiliates (Markit) and published by Lloyds Bank plc (Lloyds) on behalf of Markit. Lloyds is the sole person who submits data to Markit in order for Markit to produce the Index. As publisher and sole submitter to the Index, Lloyds and its affiliates are not responsible for, and are not in any way liable to you or anyone else, for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions, regardless of cause, in the data contained in the Index or the Index itself.

    The Index is prepared from information that Markit and Lloyds believes is collated with care, but Markit and/or Lloyds do not make any warranty, guarantee or representation as to its accuracy, timeliness or completeness, or its fitness for any particular purpose. The Index is provided on an as is, where is basis. Markit reserves the right to vary or discontinue the Index at any time for regulatory or other reasons. Various factors, including external factors beyond Markit and Lloyds' control might necessitate material changes to the Index.

      Key Benefits

      • History

        The HPI is the UK’s longest running house price series, with data extending back as far as January 1983.

      • Coverage

        122 HPI indices produced, comprising 5 monthly indices, 65 quarterly indices and 52 annual indices. All 12 UK regions covered, in addition to indices for all houses all buyers, existing homes, first time buyers and former owner occupiers.

      • Transparency

        Publicly available methodology guides, providing users with clear understanding of model methodology and calculation.

      • Consistency

        Methodology has remained consistent throughout the Halifax HPI history, enabling direct comparability of current index levels with historical values.

      Release Calendar

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      Data Commentary

      • Halifax House Price Index

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      News & Information

      Important notifications and public information about our indices, including changes to upcoming series following index rolls, credit events on constituents and issuance of new indices

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      Documentation

      Publicly available documentation relating to our indices, including methodologies, annexes and educational guides, as well as trading and legal documents for tradable indices

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