The Bank of England has reported that consumers made net repayments of £600 million in September whilst approvals of mortgages for house purchase increased to 91,500 last month from 85,500 a month earlier, with pent-up demand and the stamp duty holiday cited as reasons for the housing market boom. September’s figures total marks the highest…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for October 2020 Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,684 billion at the end of August 2020. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £60,526 and per adult was £31,972, around 111.5% of average earnings. Net mortgage lending rose by…

Finance experts TotallyMoney have warned that those experiencing financial hurt due to coronavirus could see their credit scores suffer for six years as protections are taken away for over quarter of a million people still on payment holidays. A blanket end on 31st October to granting payment holidays on mortgages, credit cards, loans, and overdrafts…

Credit Connect Media has announced that the second edition of its Connected News series will take place on Thursday 26th November at  10am. The next discussion will focus on Customer Engagement. Speakers from Centrica and Business Stream will join supplier sponsor Aspect and Credit Connect to discuss the impact of the pandemic upon consumers and…

Latest figures from UK Finance have revealed that the number of customers on a payment deferral has significantly decreased in recent months. Of the 4.4 million payment deferrals granted across mortgages, credit cards and personal loans since the start of the pandemic, 323,700 are currently still in place. The support provided by lenders builds on…

Debit card spending in the UK reached a record high of £59.1 billion in July, data published by UK Finance has revealed. Spending was up almost a fifth (17.9 per cent) compared to the previous month and an increase of 9.4 per cent compared to July last year. Credit card spending in July amounted to…

Nearly two in five (38%) retirees aged 54 and over say their monthly expenditure exceeds their household’s income, either on an occasional or regular basis according to new research from equity release lender more2life and economics consultancy Cebr The research also indicated that a third (33%) of women aged over 54 who have taken on or held…

Totallymoney.com research has revealed how much customers could save by avoiding finance options at car dealerships with £300 million being lost every year across the UK due to commission-focused dealerships The research showed that the majority of new car registrations (nine in ten) were financed through dealerships in 2018 with nearly three-quarters of people (68%)…

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