Four in five UK consumer credit applicationswere declined due to lack of data with UK lenders declining up to 1.8 million consumer credit applications worth £10.6 billion last year. The credit applications were rejected to a lack of information about the consumer, rather than poor credit histories or genuine affordability concerns, according to a study…

THE number of people missing card and loan repayments has jumped in recent weeks, according to Which? An estimated 370,000 more people defaulted on a credit card or loan in October than in September, increasing from 410,000 to 780,000, the consumer group’s UK survey findings indicate. The latest findings from Which?’s consumer insight tracker reveal…

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…

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered credit reference agency Experian to make fundamental changes to how it handles people’s personal data within its direct marketing services. The enforcement notice follows a two-year investigation by the ICO into how Experian, Equifax and TransUnion used personal data within their data broking businesses for direct marketing purposes.…

Second charge brokerage Loans Warehouse is predicting a 100% growth in second charge lending in the final quarter of 2020.  In February, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Charge lending stood at a total of £107 milliion. However, this figure had declined 81% by May to just £21 million.  Since then the market has recovered…

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…

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%)…

More than 40% of workers are relying on at least one new loan, credit card or overdraft in order to make ends meet, according to new research by Hastee. Over a third of those surveyed said they were being even more cautious with their cash every month, while 27% needed to sacrifice essential purchases due to…

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