Non-seasonally adjusted data released by UK Finance today shows that the number and value of loans for remortgaging and for house purchases rose in October in comparison with a month ago and with the same period in 2016. Capital and interest payments for new loans remain near record lows for both home movers and first-time…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for December 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.562 trillion at the end of October 2017. This is up from £1.504 trillion at the end of October 2016 – an extra £1,106.13 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt…

Consumer credit provider Express Gifts has agreed a consumer credit agreement partnership with Welcom Digital’s Financier Lending Platform. Express Gifts offers existing and potential new customers access to affordable credit subject to a rigorous underwriting process that assesses the creditworthiness, indebtedness and affordability of each applicant. Critically completed prior to peak-season trading, the data migration phase was the…

A new study from Scottish Widows’ independent think tank, The Centre for the Modern Family, has found that four in ten (43%) grandparents help their families to fund the festive season, spending a collective £932 million. More than a third (36%) of them make sacrifices to compensate for the extra expenditure at Christmas.The Silver Supporters report, the…

UK households are set to spend around £20 billion celebrating Christmas. According to new research commissioned by GoCompare Money, this Christmas the average British household expects to spend £726 on presents, parties, feasting, gifts and decorations. For UK households as a whole – that equates to £20.3bn. Gifts for loved ones represent just over half of…

Over two million people in the UK are stuck in a constant cycle of persistent overdraft debt, according to a new report – ‘Stuck in the Red’ – by StepChange Debt Charity. The report also highlights evidence of unaffordable lending in the overdraft market and cases where banks have failed to offer their customers a…

A quarter (25%) of women experience significant doubts several times a day, compared to just 19% for men. This trend can be seen across areas of personal finance – with almost a third of women (32%) saying they lie awake with money worries at least once a week, compared to just 23% of men Women appear to take…

A new European Consumer Payment Report, from debt collection specialist Intrum, has shown that parents are vulnerable to social pressure, forcing them to spend more money on their children than they can afford. Every third parent in Europe has experienced social pressure during the past year to buy something for their children that they feel…

Latest figures from the Bank of England have shown lending on credit cards and loans have fallen to an 18-month low. The Bank of England figures showed that unsecured consumer credit grew by 9.6% year on year in October, down from 9.8% in September. Consumers added £1.5bn to the pile of consumer debt, which rose to…

Over 50s renters are not saving anywhere near enough to cover their rental costs in retirement, leaving a £43 billion shortfall – five times the cost of the London 2012 Olympics – according to research by Scottish Widows. The projections, calculated for Scottish Widows by Development Economics, predict that one in eight retirees, equating to…

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