UK Finance has released its latest household finance update for October 2018 which has revealed that £11.3 billion of credit card spending in October was 12.1 percent higher than last October. Over the past twelve months, the outstanding level of credit card borrowing grew by 5.7 percent. Whilst personal borrowing through loans and overdrafts grew by…

One in five (22%) people have been defrauded via their credit card in the last year, according to a survey of 2,000 UK adults commissioned by comparethemarket.com. This equates to 11.4 million people nationwide, highlighting the rising levels of credit card cyber risk in the UK. The Credit Card Fraud Index found that many people…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for November 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.605 trillion at the end of September 2018. This is up from £1.560 trillion at the end of September 2017, an extra £870.78 per UK adult and £76.54 higher than the previous month. The average total…

One in five Brits now never carries cash, a study has found. Researchers who polled 2,000 UK adults found many are now opting to pay using different methods such as chip and pin and smartphone payments. Half believe cash is ‘on the way out’ and will ‘soon’ be superseded by alternative ways of paying for…

New research from American Express has revealed that consumers are set to spend an average of £1,206 on everything from tinsel to turkey this year, a Santa-sized £60 billion across the nation. Gifts are the top spend items and even though there’s no place like home for Christmas, travel is still on the mind of…

New research by Experian has revealed that there are 5.8 million people in the UK who are virtually invisible to the financial system, because there is insufficient information available about their financial track record. The campaign which is fronted by British food writer, Jack Monroe aims to raise awareness and educate consumers of the importance…

One in five (21%) medium-sized businesses in the UK believe that automation will help them compete with larger rivals, according to research from international payments, treasury management and foreign exchange specialist Centtrip. Seen as both a threat and opportunity, automation – the execution of a task or process without human assistance – is having a…

According to ender Welendus, 15% of short-term loan applications are being made to cover household bills. 42% of loan requests were to pay for surprise bills, Of the 35,000 loans peer-to-peer lender Welendus has received this year, 5,000 have been to meet the cost of regular bills. The FCA-approved ethical lender has revealed that 2,400…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business fell by 1% in September, compared with the same month last year. In Q3 2018, new business grew by 5% compared with the same quarter in 2017. In September, credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 4%…

Vanquis Bank has announced its Managing Director will step down. In a statement, the company said that the Board of Vanquis Bank announces that Chris Sweeney, Managing Director, Vanquis Bank will from today step down from his role and also the Board of Vanquis Bank. Sweeney will remain employed by Provident Financial Group until the end…