UK’s mortgage lending has dropped significantly in the first quarter of 2018, with the number of new commitments agreed to by lenders at their lowest level since 2016, according to the latest Bank of England statistics. The value of new mortgage loans was £61.1bn, a 5.9 per cent decrease from the fourth quarter of 2017. Steve…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shwon thatsecond charge mortgage have shown that new business volumes up by 8% in April Commenting on the April 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:…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business in April grew by 22%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 21% compared with April 2017, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 11%. Second…

Latest figures from the Financial Ombudsman (FOS) show that complaints about borrowing – ranging from store cards to payday loans – have risen by 40% in the past year. Concerns have been raised about lenders’ treatment of customers with high-cost loans. Excluding complaints about payment protection insurance, almost one in four complaints to the ombudsman…

Latest statistics from the UK Finance’s household finance for April 2018 has revealed that card spending was 9.8 percent higher than a year earlier. Outstanding levels of credit card borrowing grew by 5.2 percent over the year, down from an annual growth rate of 5.7 percent in March. Other key statistics showed that: Gross mortgage lending in April…

New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) commissioned by equity release lender more 2 life estimates that over 65s will have amassed a record £86bn of debt in 2018, up from £78 billion in 2017. Last year’s research predicted that the total debt of over 65s would only reach £65 billion…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for May 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.584 trillion at the end of April 2018. This is up from £1.53 trillion at the end of April 2017– an extra £1,026.74 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of £30,601 in…

The Bank of England has announced that it has made a decision to keep interest rates at 0.5%. The news will provide respite to debtors as latest figures from Stepchange reveal that Outstanding lending to individuals is £1,584 billion as at end March 2018. With £209.2 billion is outstanding consumer credit (£70.7 billion on credit cards).…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its interim report into the mortgage market. The FCA found that competition in the mortgage market is working well for many people. The FCA has identified a number of ways in which the market could work better for some people. The FCA’s proposals are particularly aimed at helping…

The Bank of England has published its latest monthly Money and Credit report showing consumer credit growth was 8.6 percent in the year to March 2018, down from 9.4 percent in February. Outstanding balances for consumer credit stand at £209.2 billion exceeding the previous quarterly peak of £208.2 billion in the third quarter of 2008. The…

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