Rising debt levels and the continued struggle to meet essential household bills are among the key findings from the latest statistical research released today by StepChange Debt Charity. The Statistics Mid-Year Book which examines the latest trends from the charity’s client data, highlights how increasing numbers of the under-40s, lone parents and people in rented…

The UK’s high street banks have been ranked among the poorest performers for customer satisfaction and complaints handling, according to new analysis by Which?. Lloyds was the worst performing big bank with an overall score of 58% – is in joint bottom place with Danske Bank. The results make disappointing reading for many of the…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for September 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.548 trillion at the end of July 2017. This is up from £1.489 trillion at the end of July 2016 – an extra £1033.06 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK…

 Equiniti has announced the launch of Equiniti Credit Services. Richard Carter is to lead the new business – supplying digitally enabled loan and mortgage solutions – which combines Equiniti Pancredit, Equiniti Gateway and the newly-acquired Nostrum Group. Equiniti Credit Services builds innovative solutions that are transforming the credit industry, offering a complete outsourced credit management…

The Money Advice Service has announced its 2017 over-indebtedness figures for the UK. This year’s report by the Money Advice Service and CACI reveals that 8.3 million (15.9%) people in the UK are living with a debt problem – the figures show a moderate increase from figures released in 2016 (15.4%). The statistics from the…

UK Finance has released the latest card expenditure statistics for July, the highlights include: The number of card payments increased to 1.39 billion in July, largely because of the migration of cash payments to card and the increased use of contactless. Total spending was £57.8 billion, up from £54.2 billion in July 2016. Contactless payments…

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and Bank of England (BoE) have announced that the Payment System Operator Delivery Group (PSODG) has completed the necessary steps to deliver against the mandate that the regulators tasked it with. Following the appointment of Melanie Johnson as its first chair, work will continue at pace to deliver the New…

Women are more likely than men to switch to an online-only bank, but both genders support new payments innovation, figures released by international law firm Paul Hastings show. The survey of over 2,000 consumers in the UK, part of a study into the future of alternative payment methods, shows that 24% of men and 30%…

New figures released tby the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 13% in consumer finance new business in July, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 16% compared with July 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 11%. Second…

UK Finance has published the latest contactless usage figures as contactless technology hits its 10th anniversary. The first contactless cards in the UK were launched in September 2007, with 111 million in issue in June 2017. During the first half of this year, the amount spent using contactless technology (£23.23 billion) almost matched the amount…

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