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…

Credit Kudos and Lending Works have announced a partnership that creates one of the first commercial applications of the new Open Banking standard. Credit bureau Credit Kudos and Lending Works, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, are partnering to enable customers to benefit from the UK’s Open Banking initiative, a secure way for banking customers to take…

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…

According to new research by Visa, household spending fell by 1.2 percent in January, compared to a year ago. This is the first time there has been such a decline since 2013 Mark Antipof, Chief Commercial Officer at Visa, commented “Consumer spending entered the New Year on a downbeat note, falling for the eighth time in…

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%…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 6% in consumer finance new business in 2017. New business in December 2017 increased by 1% compared with the same month in 2016. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 6% in 2017, while retail store and online credit…

European debt purchaser Intrum has announced that Thomas Moss has been appointed acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Current CFO Erik Forsberg will leave the company next week Moss is currently the Director of Group Business Control at Intrum, a role that he has held for the past 4 years. Before he joined Intrum he held the…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the number of second charge mortgage repossessions in 2017 was 105, 27% lower than in 2016. In the final quarter of 2017, the number of repossessions was 27, down by almost 31% compared with the same period in 2016. The rate of second…

British consumers are increasingly struggling to cope under an ever-growing mountain of credit card debt, according to new research by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) think-tank. Using data from the Financial Conduct Authority, R3 and its own modelling, NEF finds that credit card debt is increasingly becoming as unmanageable as payday lending debt was for…

New data research by onefourzero and GK analysing the credit market has found that consumers now use debt to maintain their spend power. The report analysed demand data for credit cards and overdrafts, and found that reliance on consumer credit has become the new normal; British consumers are borrowing more now than ever before. What was…

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