Up to 18 million mobile phone customers are paying additional costs in order to stay connected, totalling over £64 million nationwide, for additional smartphone data, according to research from comparethemarket.com. Exclusive new research, found that 44% of consumers with a monthly mobile phone contract, have gone over their allocated data allowance before the end of…

Over 93,000 households will be automatically switched onto expensive ‘default’ tariffs in the last quarter of 2018 if people choose not to act. In October, November and December 2018, there are 130 fixed energy tariffs coming to an end, according to new research by comparethemarket.com, with a total cost of £18.95 million hitting those households affected.…

The average value of a consumer county court judgment (CCJ) reached a historic low during the third quarter of 2018, according to new figures released by Registry Trust. The fall in average value was accompanied by a fall in number to 276,097, down 13 percent compared with the same quarter of the previous year. The…

A new research study, commissioned by Satsuma has found that working parents are paying for, on average over £20 per week, on extracurricular activities during term-time. Over 50% of UK parents struggle with the financial strain of these activities; one in three actually have no option but to stump up for sessions as they form all…

New research published by the University of Bristol, in partnership with the Money Advice Trust and the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has outlines the experiences of nearly 1,600 UK debt advisers when supporting people in vulnerable situations. The report, Vulnerability: the experience of debt advisers – which was grant funded by the Money…

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…

Consumers are hiding more than £96 billion of debt from their friends and family, with the average amount of hidden debt in the UK standing at £4,164 per person. These findings come from new research by the Money Advice Service for Talk Money Week – a public awareness campaign held this week (from 12th to 18th November),…

Rule-breaking bailiffs are causing people increased stress, anxiety and financial hardship, according to new research published today by Citizens Advice and StepChange. The charities are calling for the government to step in and regulate the industry to prevent more people suffering at the hands of debt collectors who flout the rules. New figures reveal that…

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