Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for February 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.572 trillion at the end of December 2017. This is up from £1.512 trillion at the end of December 2016 – an extra £1,105.77 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average…

Aire has announced two new senior appointments. Peter Jackson, a former CEO of Worldpay UK and current CEO of Paddy Power Betfair, took the post of Chairperson of Aire’s Board of Directors in October 2017. Previously, Jackson worked as Head of Global Innovation at Banco Santander and held senior positions at Lloyds and Halifax. His…

Aire, which provides an alternative way for lenders to understand and score credit applicants, today announces that it is launching an evaluation with Toyota Financial Services (TFS) for its Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform. The collaboration is designed to prove the effectiveness of Aire’s technology to assess the financial situation of TFS customers within ‘customer delinquency’.…

British consumers are increasingly struggling to cope under an ever-growing mountain of credit card debt, according to new research by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) think-tank. Using data from the Financial Conduct Authority, R3 and its own modelling, NEF finds that credit card debt is increasingly becoming as unmanageable as payday lending debt was for…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published an update on its work in the high-cost credit sector. The update follows a Feedback Statement the FCA published in July 2017 which identified key areas of concern with the sector including overdrafts, rent-to-own, home-collected credit and catalogue credit. Work undertaken since July 2017 has demonstrated an emerging…

New research from Mintel has found that the majority of unsecured loan borrowers are living in ignorance as three in five Brits (60%) admit they are unaware of the interest rate being charged. More figures suggest 74% of Brits aged 45-64 with structured personal loans say they do not know the rates they are paying.…

The Bank of England has today published its latest monthly Money and Credit report showing growth in consumer credit of 9.5 percent in the year to December 2017 up from 9.3 percent in November. Outstanding balances for consumer credit now stand at over £207.1 billion .The 8.9% growth in credit card lending has pushed the…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has asked lenders to do more to tackle the issue of maturing interest-only mortgages with the FCA finding that many people have still not talked to their lender about their repayment options. Nearly one in five mortgage customers have an interest-only mortgage and the FCA is concerned that shortfalls in…

Significantly more UK households say they are spending more on essential products and services than they were a year ago, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report. The report has also found that significantly more consumers say they have increased their spending on essentials compared to 12 months ago with 70% of adults…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for January 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.566 trillion at the end of November 2017. This is up from £1.512 trillion at the end of November 2016 – an extra £1,040.96 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average…

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