Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for October 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.554 trillion at the end of August 2017. This is up from £1.5 trillion at the end of July 2016 – an extra £1029.82 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt…

Latest figures released by East Dunbartonshire Council suggest problems with the Universal Credit implementation as they indicate that 92% of its tenants receiving the new benefit have fallen behind with their rent payments. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rolled out Universal Credit in East Dunbartonshire in December 2015. Since then, as The Kirkintilloch…

Latest figures published by the Money Charity indicate that outstanding debt on mortgages has hit all-time high in the UK. Continued growth in house prices, along with a small decline in the number of outstanding home loans has led to the highest level of mortgage debt per household ever recorded. In its October Money Statistics report,…

Arrow Global has announced that Rob Memmott, who has been in the business for six years, has decided to step down as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO).Paul Cooper, currently CFO of the international insurance business Sompo Paul Cooper, currently CFO of the international insurance business Sompo Canopius, will replace Rob as Group CFO and will…

Bean a “next-generation price comparison service”, has launched to help so-called JAMs – the Britons who are just about managing – reduce recurring payments and maximise income, saving them hundreds of pounds a year. Bean connects to individual bank accounts and tracks all regular payments, such as direct debits and subscriptions, alerting users to opportunities…

Over the past year, UK consumers’ unsecured debt, amassed primarily on credit cards, student loans, car financing and overdrafts, has reached an all-time high of close to £300bn, or £11,000 per household, growing at a faster rate than at any time in the past 15 years, According a new PwC analysis report. As evidence of…

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) has warned of a pronounced build-up of debt among young people. In an interview with the BBC, FCA Chief Andrew Bailey has highlighted the ‘growing debt burden’ on young people. The warning, which follows a tour of visits by Andrew Bailey to debt charities including National Debtline, coincides with new…

Suppliers must do more to help those in debt, Ofgem has said, as new research shows that customers are building up on average over £600 in unpaid bills on their gas and electricity accounts before suppliers step in to help them manage paying it back. Ofgem has published its annual report on how suppliers treat…

The Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) has announced its line for its 30th annual Conference. The conference provides money advisers, creditors, and stakeholders with an opportunity to network and debate current and future issues in the spirit of ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’. The 2017 conference, sponsored by Cabot Credit…

Provident Financial has confirmed its loss of up to £120m for the year and announced a recovery plan which includes the search for a new Chief Executive. Provident Financial said it’s expecting a pre-exceptional loss for its consumer credit division of £80m-£120m for 2017, and won’t be paying a dividend this year. The loss remains…

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