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…

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…

The Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) has announced its line for its 30th annual Conference. The conference provides money advisers, creditors, and stakeholders with an opportunity to network and debate current and future issues in the spirit of ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’. The 2017 conference, sponsored by Cabot Credit…

Research data by Aviva has shown that credit card debt among the over-55s has reached a six year high of £1,052, up 9% since last year and the highest level since Aviva began collecting the data in 2011. The findings come from its latest Real Retirement Report series, which suggests that both secured and unsecured debts are…

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…

Latest research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has highlighted how a benefits freeze will affect families- the majority of which are in work. The freeze is the single biggest policy driver behind the expected rise in poverty by the end of the Parliament. JRF is calling for the Government to target its resources better…

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…

The UK’s new payment system operator has announced the appointment of its first five Board members: Anna Bradley – Chair, Rail Safety and Standards Board Becky Clements – Head of Industry Engagement and Payment Change at Metro Bank Russell Saunders – Managing Director Global Payments at Lloyds Banking Group Peter Wyman – Chairman, Care Quality Commission…

Research from independent car buying site, carwow, reveals that nine in ten Millennials are renting or leasing modern day essentials such as cars, homes and mobile phones because it’s the only way to afford to them.  Due to soaring living costs, a poll of 2,000 car owners by carwow shows that one in two millennials…

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