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 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,…

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…

Latest UK Finance data shows that lending for house purchase was higher in August 2017 than in both the preceding month and a year earlier. Latest highlights include: First-time buyers borrowed £5 billion, 15% lower than in June but 14% higher than in July 2016.  They took out 30,400 mortgages, down 16% on the preceding…

Stafford Railway Building Society has announced the appointment of Michael Smith as its new Chief Executive. Smith is a highly-experienced professional from the banking sector. For the last 13 years, he has worked for the highly successful Swedish Bank Handelsbanken, contributing to the growth of their branch network in the local area. This built on…

A research report from Equiniti Credit Services depicts a rising market for credit in the UK, with consumer motivations for borrowing split between funding aspirational items such as holidays and household goods (47%), and managing or consolidating existing debt (53%). The report has also identified a stark age group difference in attitudes to technology with…

Vanquis Bank is among the latest firms to be fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending illegal marketing texts and emails. Vanquis Bank based in Bradford, instigated a campaign to send 870,849 spam text messages and 620,000 spam emails to promote its credit cards. Both the emails and texts broke the law because…

The latest figures from Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shown a continuing growth in second charge mortgages. Commenting on the August 2017 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said: “The second charge mortgage market reported another…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business in August grew by 4% compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 4% compared with August 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 7%. Second…

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