In the same month that the Bank of England base rate has risen to 0.75% – the highest level since 2009, debt growth has fallen to its lowest level in over a year. According to the August 2018 Money Statistics, produced by The Money Charity, debt growth per adult slowed to £900.74 in the year…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance business volumes grew by 1% in June, compared with the same month in 2017, while the value of new business was up by 9%. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business grew in June by 9%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 10% compared with June 2017, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 5%. Second charge…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for August 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.592 trillion at the end of June 2018. This is up from £1.545 trillion at the end of June 2017– an extra £900.74 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published it’s ”Assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit’ policy statement which provides rules and guidance on assessing creditworthiness in consumer credit. The announcement coincides with the Bank of England revealing the amount of credit held by UK households increased by £3.7 billion in June and the rate of credit card…

The Bank of England has published its latest monthly Money and Credit report showing consumer credit growth remained at 8.8 percent in the year to June 2018. Outstanding balances for consumer credit stand at £213.2 billion. The figures are published days after the Office of National Statistics revealed that British households spent around £900 more…

New research on the UK car finance market has found that payments have now hit over £1 billion a month according to Kwik Fit. Kwik Fit has found, the average payment is now £226.12 per month. The North West was the region with the most drivers paying finance, 867,000, while Wales had the smallest finance…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for July 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.5877 trillion at the end of May 2018. This is up from £1.54 trillion at the end of May 2017– an extra £920.71 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of £30,670 in…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced it is retaining its existing definition of vulnerable consumers in response to its Consumer Approach consultation, with new guidance on vulnerability set to be published next year. The consultation, which was launched in November last year, proposed a new definition for vulnerable consumers. A range of organisations…

Conal Furie has been appointed as Head of IT and Digital at Startline Motor Finance, taking charge of all of the company’s technology operations. Furie has almost a quarter century of working in IT in the motor retail sector, having started his career as an IT support specialist at Lex Retail Group in 1992. Notable…

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