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…

A new report from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says that a five-week wait for Universal Credit has been a major factor in pushing claimants into rent arrears. The report shows that people on the new benefit are falling into rent arrears, with over 2 in 5 saying this was due to problems with…

The Bank of Ireland has released its latest arrears and repossessions statistics. The Residential Mortgage Arrears and Repossessions Statistics for Q2 highlights indicate: The number of mortgage accounts for principal dwelling houses (PDH) in arrears fell further in the second quarter of 2017; this marks the sixteenth consecutive quarter of decline. A total of 73,706 accounts…

UK Finance has released the latest remortgaging date which shows that lending for house purchases in July was lower than in the preceding month but higher than a year earlier. Highlights from the statistics show: First-time buyers borrowed £5 billion, 15% lower than in June but 14% higher than in July 2016.  They took out…

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…

Twice as many UK grandparents are providing regular financial support to their adult grandchildren when compared to those children’s parents (13% vs. 7% of parents), according to new research from customer-owned financial services company, OneFamily. The OneFamily report found that most of these grandparents’ also provided this support on a no-strings attached basis (73%). This…

A new study by GoCompare Mortgages has revealed that 31% of tenants in rented accommodation cannot imagine ever owning their own home. The survey also revealed that more than a fifth (21%) of renters think that the removal of mortgage interest tax relief on buy-to-let properties, which came into force in April 2017, will reduce…

Parents who increasingly have to fork out for iPads, extracurricular activities and uniforms when their children go back to school, are being advised to budget carefully to avoid being pulled into a cycle of debt. PayPlan says that while the price of uniforms has been driven down in recent years, families still have to pay…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the second charge mortgage growth continued in June. Commenting on the June 2017 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said “In June, the second charge…

Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has issued an assessment of the progress the world has made a decade on from the onset of the Global Financial Crisis. Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Euler Hermes said “After one of the most tumultuous decades in both living memory and by any historical measure, we…

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