A new survey from Aegon shows that 14% of people think they will still be paying their mortgage at age 70. The research says that traditionally, mortgages were paid off well before typical retirement ages but new research from pension and investment company Aegon has found that 14% of people believe they will still be…

Latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shown that there is modest growth in second charge mortgage volumes in May. Commenting on the May 2018 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 May figures…

Latest figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business in May grew by 11%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 11% in May, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 8%. Second charge mortgage…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today proposed a new Directory to help consumers and firms check the status and history of individuals working in financial services. The Directory will include all those who hold Senior Manager positions requiring FCA approval and those whose roles require firms to certify that they are fit and proper.…

New research from Direct Line Life Insurance reveals consumers are hiding over £69bn of debt from their partners. People are completely in the dark over their loved ones’ finances, with 8.3 million (16 per cent) of consumers having debts their partner knows nothing about. The average debt hidden from a partner in the UK is £8,293,…

At least 2.97 million families living in properties across the UK do not have life insurance cover to ensure that their mortgages are paid off should the policyholder pass away, according to new research by Compare The Market. The lack of life insurance protection is particularly concerning given the growing levels of mortgage debt and…

The Bank of England has published its latest banking statistics which show that consumer credit growth rates continued to slow in May, but remains rapid relative to 2009-12. Although net lending fell slightly on the month, at £1.4 billion, it was in line with the average amount borrowed monthly over the past year. The decrease…

UK Finance has announced its latest household finance update for May 2018. The highlights from the report include: Credit card spending was 2.3 per cent higher in May than a year earlier, with outstanding levels of card borrowing having grown by 5.7 per cent over the year. The total of 193 million credit card purchases…

Credit cards are getting more expensive according to new data released by Moneyfacts which revealed that credit card borrowing is rising by around £3 billion year-on-year and £318 million of debt on plastic was written off in the first quarter of 2018. The report says that it is more likely than not that interest rates…

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