A third of loan searches carried out through Experian’s comparison services are for debt consolidation loans, new analysis has revealed. These type of loans can help consumers with outstanding debts from various lenders to roll their monthly payments into one to reduce their costs and to take more control over their finances. On average, shoppers…

In the same month that the Bank of England base rate has risen to 0.75% – the highest level since 2009, debt growth has fallen to its lowest level in over a year. According to the August 2018 Money Statistics, produced by The Money Charity, debt growth per adult slowed to £900.74 in the year…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business grew in June by 9%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 10% compared with June 2017, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 5%. Second charge…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for August 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.592 trillion at the end of June 2018. This is up from £1.545 trillion at the end of June 2017– an extra £900.74 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of…

New research from GoCompare has revealed the £41billion bill for modern goods and services -things that are sapping our finances now, but which most of us wouldn’t have been paying out for just 10 years ago. The comparison site has identified 20 so-called ‘Nouveau Bills’ that are costing UK adults £66 a month or £788 a year…

A  new report by Which? has revealed how the broken deposit system is placing financial pressure on renters, with some tenants facing weeks to get their money returned or having to challenge charges that they feel are unreasonable. The consumer champion’s findings reveal that two in five (43%) renters that faced moving costs used a…

Personal Insolvencies for the UK’s under 25s have risen 20% in just a year, from a total of 4,709 in 2016 to 5,640 individuals in 2017, according to new analysis from Moore Stephens. Within the under 25s age bracket, women are more likely to become insolvent than men with 3,175 women going insolvent in 2017…

Most (77%) UK consumers have made a contactless payment in the last year, with over 19 million (37%) now saying contactless is their first-choice payment method for purchases under £30, according to new research, commissioned by GoCompare Money. The research reveals that 77% of people (40 million) have made a contactless payment in the last 12…

New research by credit experts TotallyMoney has revealed the best average credit score locations across the UK, with Greater London soaring to the top, and Hertfordshire following close behind. The Free Credit Report company looked at credit scores for all available postcode areas, to calculate the average score for that district. TotallyMoney then ranked them…

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