Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for January 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.566 trillion at the end of November 2017. This is up from £1.512 trillion at the end of November 2016 – an extra £1,040.96 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average…

Unsecured credit to UK households contracted in Q4 2017, the Bank of England’s (BoE) quarterly Credit Conditions Survey has found. Lenders also said they intended to tighten criteria for the unsecured credit sector, after an increase in default rates during Q4. Overall demand for unsecured lending products excluding credit cards fell during the period, for…

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

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business grew in November by 5%, compared with the same month in 2016. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 3% compared with November 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 13%. Second charge…

Rapid growth in Britain’s consumer credit has been driven by borrowing by people with good credit scores, not subprime lending, according to research the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Bank of England (BOE). Unsecured consumer lending grew at near double-digit rates in 2016 and 2017, and concern that lenders had overestimated their borrowers’ creditworthiness led…

Universal Credit has already left more than 100 council tenants across Nuneaton and Bedworth owing almost £120,000 in rent. According to borough council figures,  there were 156 Local Authority (LA) tenants claiming Universal Credit (UC) and, of these, 126 were in arrears with their rent. The total amount of money owed was £118,000 and 60 per cent…

Bridging lender Octane Capital has announced that Graham Macaulay has been appointed as Senior Credit Manager. Macaulay will report to Matt Smith, Octane Capital’s Director of Credit. Matt Smith commented on the appointment “Graham’s understanding of risk is superb and to have him on board is a significant coup, not to mention a great start…

UK Finance has published its latest lending figures. Findings from the figure include: Mortgage activity has been building through the year, helped by increasing numbers of first-time buyers.  We estimate gross mortgage lending in October was £23.1 billion, nine per cent higher than a year earlier, with 60 per cent of all new lending provided by…

New data released by the Ministry of Justice indicates that the number of mortgage possession claims and orders made in county courts has increased in the last 6 months. Sellhousefast.uk, who help homeowners with the prospect of repossession, decided to investigate this issue, to determine which local authorities in England and Wales are most at…

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