New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business grew in June by 9%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 10% compared with June 2017, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 5%. Second charge…

The Bank of England (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has today voted to increase interest rates to 0.75 percent, its highest level since 2009. Commenting on today’s decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to raise interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, StepChange Debt Charity urges policymakers to keep a…

The Bank of England has published its latest monthly Money and Credit report showing consumer credit growth remained at 8.8 percent in the year to June 2018. Outstanding balances for consumer credit stand at £213.2 billion. The figures are published days after the Office of National Statistics revealed that British households spent around £900 more…

UK Finance has published mortgage product transfer figures for the first time. The figure highlights indicate that: 390,200 homeowners switched product with their existing provider (product transfers) in the first quarter of 2018. By value, this represents £53.7bn of mortgage debt refinanced internally. These figures do not feature in any market data on remortgaging, or other…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that it has banned four directors of an online brokerage who mislead customers. David James Carter Mullins, Edward John Booth, Christopher Paul Brotherton and Mark Robert Kennedy, the former directors and shareholders of Secure My Money Limited (now dissolved) have all been banned. The firm took fees of…

UK Finance has published its latest consumer lending figures for June. Key data highlights include: Estimated gross mortgage lending for the total market in June is £23.5bn, 2.1 per cent higher than a year earlier. The number of mortgage approvals by the main high street banks in June fell by 2.1 per cent compared to…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced it is retaining its existing definition of vulnerable consumers in response to its Consumer Approach consultation, with new guidance on vulnerability set to be published next year. The consultation, which was launched in November last year, proposed a new definition for vulnerable consumers. A range of organisations…

A new survey from Aegon shows that 14% of people think they will still be paying their mortgage at age 70. The research says that traditionally, mortgages were paid off well before typical retirement ages but new research from pension and investment company Aegon has found that 14% of people believe they will still be…

Latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shown that there is modest growth in second charge mortgage volumes in May. Commenting on the May 2018 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said“The May figures…

Latest figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business in May grew by 11%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 11% in May, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 8%. Second charge mortgage…

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