The number of debt decrees registered against Scottish consumers rose by six percent more than in the third quarter of 2017. During Q3 2018, 5,668 debt decrees were registered against Scottish consumers. A further one percent increase on last year’s historic Q3 high in the average value of small claims and summary cause decrees set a…

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…

A new report released by the Building Society Association (BSA) has highlighted, how with the right financial support from parents, this type of lending could grow further, without jeopardising the long-term financial well-being of older generations.  Recommendations from Building on the Bank of Mum and Dad, report include: More products and innovation: lenders expanding provision, offering…

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…

Today’s school leavers have higher levels of financial literacy than adults aged 19-39, suggesting that financial education in English secondary schools is having a positive impact. The finding comes from free-for-life credit report and score provider Noddle.co.uk, who tested over 1,000 people in England on their personal finance skills with a mock GSCE financial literacy…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market fell by 16% in September, compared with the same month in 2017, and the value of new business was 14% lower over the same period. In Q3 2018 overall,…

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%…

Despite the common assumption that the younger generation is more tech-literate, three in 10 (31%) 16-24-year olds have been a victim of online shopping fraud, compared with only 12% of over 55s according to Shieldpay, the secure payments provider. Younger victims of online fraud are also facing more significant losses compared to older victims. Those…

The UK has a 19.8 Billion monthly online shopping habit, with experts revealing the true amount we now shell out, on everything from groceries to cars and even “adult” products. New research of the nation has revealed the average Briton now forks out an incredible £300 per month on online purchases, with Saturday at 10.20am…

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