The Office for National Statistics has today published its latest UK consumer price inflation figures. The figures show the Consumer Prices Index was at 2.5 percent in July 2018, up from 2.4 percent in June 2018, the first rise since November 2017. Figures also published today show that regulated rail fares are also likely to…

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 that the number of second charge mortgage repossessions in Q2 2018 was 38, 2.6% lower than in the same quarter in 2017. The annual rate of second charge mortgage repossessions (as a percentage of average outstanding agreements) in the twelve months to June 2018…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the second charge mortgage market increased by 2% in June. Commenting on the June 2018 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Geraldine Kilkelly, Head of Research and Chief Economist at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said “The second charge…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) fell in June by 3% compared with the same month in 2017, but grew by 5% in the second quarter of 2018 as a whole. The commercial vehicle finance and IT equipment finance sectors…

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…

Arum has been selected to join the Business Consultancy Services Lot of Management Consultancy Framework Two (MCF2), run by Crown Commercial Services (CCS). The launch of this framework enables central government and the wider public sector to select pre-approved consultancy firms to tender for both national and international projects. Securing this place means that Arum can continue to grow its presence in the public…

UK Finance has published its latest Mortgage Trends update for June 2018 which has revealed that there were 37,400 new homeowner remortgages completed in the month, some 8.4 per cent more than in the same month a year earlier. The £6.8bn of remortgaging in the month was 13.3 per cent up year-on-year. Other highlights from…

UK tech firm CreditLadder is one of three Fintech companies to win through to the final of HM Treasury’s Rent Recognition Challenge (RRC) announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond as part of the Autumn budget statement in November last year. The RRC was launched to help develop applications that will help renters boost their credit scores,…

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…