Separate figures from UK Finance, which represents the major banks, showed a 17% rise in the number of homes repossessed by mortgage lenders.
Some 1,330 homeowners mortgaged properties seized in the final quarter of the year, leading to the rise compared with the same period the previous year.
Homes are repossessed when there is no likelihood of a mortgage borrower being able to make repayments.
Andrew Montlake, managing director of the mortgage broker, Coreco, said: "On this evidence lenders are increasingly playing hardball with borrowers who are struggling."
However, UK Finance said that the total was still comparatively low, despite the increase, as repossession levels remained well below those seen between 2009 and 2014.
It said the increase was driven in part by courts and lenders processing a backlog of older cases.
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