Building Society gross advances in April fell for the first time this year according to the latest figures from the Building Societies Association.
Gross advances were down £192m to £2,104 from £2,296 for the month compared to March.
Net advances also fell to £1,005m from £1,019m in March and approvals were down to £2,755m in April from £3,140 in March.
From a savings standpoint, building society investments were up £675m to £871m for the month compared to £196m the previous month.
Much of the reason for this influx in cash has been attributed to the success of building society mini-cash Isas and the maximising of Tessa investments before their demise.