Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for February 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.572 trillion at the end of December 2017. This is up from £1.512 trillion at the end of December 2016 – an extra £1,105.77 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average…

A recent survey conducted by leading online automotive shopping platform, CarGurus, has found that a staggering 47% of drivers with a car on finance admitted that they could not specify how much they had effectively borrowed to fund the vehicle. The research found that a further 63% of people with cars on finance acknowledge that…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer car finance market in 2017 were at a similar level to 2016, while the value of new business was up by 6% over the same period. New business in December 2017 fell 2%…

Aire, which provides an alternative way for lenders to understand and score credit applicants, today announces that it is launching an evaluation with Toyota Financial Services (TFS) for its Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform. The collaboration is designed to prove the effectiveness of Aire’s technology to assess the financial situation of TFS customers within ‘customer delinquency’.…

Cox Automotive has today announced a number of changes to its executive leadership team. In the Manheim business unit, Peter Bell takes on the role of Managing Director, from Tim Hudson, who has made the decision to leave the business. Ball has with extensive operational, commercial and customer delivery experience in the financial services and…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published an update on its work in the high-cost credit sector. The update follows a Feedback Statement the FCA published in July 2017 which identified key areas of concern with the sector including overdrafts, rent-to-own, home-collected credit and catalogue credit. Work undertaken since July 2017 has demonstrated an emerging…

New research from Mintel has found that the majority of unsecured loan borrowers are living in ignorance as three in five Brits (60%) admit they are unaware of the interest rate being charged. More figures suggest 74% of Brits aged 45-64 with structured personal loans say they do not know the rates they are paying.…

The Bank of England has today published its latest monthly Money and Credit report showing growth in consumer credit of 9.5 percent in the year to December 2017 up from 9.3 percent in November. Outstanding balances for consumer credit now stand at over £207.1 billion .The 8.9% growth in credit card lending has pushed the…

Technology specialist Redline has announced a partnership to power an innovative new motor finance product with RAC Flexiloan, launched last week by Shawbrook Bank and the motor services company. RAC Flexiloan allows used car buyers to defer a portion of the borrowing until the end of the term, so typically there’s a lower monthly repayment…

A quarter of drivers who pay for their car on finance didn’t understand the finance options open to them when they took the agreement out, while nearly three-quarters (72%) took the first product recommended by a single car dealer without shopping around for the best deal, new research commissioned by the RAC has found. The…

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