New analysis by StepChange Debt Charity has reveals that two in five clients who received advice in 2017 were behind on at least one of their essential household bills (such as energy bills, council tax, mortgage or rent). Across Great Britain, the charity estimates the number of people behind on priority bills was over three…

More than half (52%) of people feel there is a negative stigma attached to asking their credit card provider for help if they fall into debt, according to new research. The study, completed by outsourced customer contact specialist Echo Managed Services, surveyed 1,000 UK residents on their experiences, knowledge and attitudes to household arrears. It…

Just under seven million Brits believe they are living debt free despite owing millions, according to the first consumer debt profile from uSwitch.com. The research shows that while three quarters (74%) of consumers are in debt, one in five (14%) don’t realise their monthly bills, for example, their car insurance or store card payments, is actually repaying…

More county court judgments (CCJs) were registered against consumers in England and Wales during Q1 2018 than any other quarter since current records dating back to Q1 2005 began, according to figures released by Registry Trust.  During Q1 2018, 305,877 judgments were registered against consumers in England and Wales – over double the 150,622 consumers…

The government has announced that it will not review logbook loan reform as part of its Goods Mortgages Bill. The decision has been described as ‘deeply disappointing’ by the Money Advice Trust. The Bill, announced in the June 2017 Queen’s Speech, was drafted by the Law Commission following a comprehensive review commissioned by the Treasury in…

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…

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