Over a third of UK shoppers say they will be able to spend less on their Christmas shopping this year compared to 2016, the latest Christmas Barometer™ from Ferratum has revealed. The survey, which collected the opinions of 21,000 consumers across Ferratum Group’s 20 country locations, revealed that 33% of the UK public have become…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for December 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.562 trillion at the end of October 2017. This is up from £1.504 trillion at the end of October 2016 – an extra £1,106.13 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt…

A new study from Scottish Widows’ independent think tank, The Centre for the Modern Family, has found that four in ten (43%) grandparents help their families to fund the festive season, spending a collective £932 million. More than a third (36%) of them make sacrifices to compensate for the extra expenditure at Christmas.The Silver Supporters report, the…

Credit reference specialist, Aire has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with online retailer N Brown. The new agreement will see Aire provide its augmented credit assessment technology to support N Brown, which operates online stores such as JD Williams, in analysing the full picture of online customers and the true benefits and risks that come with…

Britain’s record on tackling poverty has reached a turning point and is at risk of unravelling this follows the first sustained rises in child and pensioner poverty for two decades according to latest research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JSF). The report finds that almost 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners are now living…

A quarter (25%) of women experience significant doubts several times a day, compared to just 19% for men. This trend can be seen across areas of personal finance – with almost a third of women (32%) saying they lie awake with money worries at least once a week, compared to just 23% of men Women appear to take…

Online research from Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, reveals that 43% of British adults don’t have any personal savings set aside for unexpected financial events such as unemployment, illness or urgent repairs to their home. The survey, conducted by YouGov ahead of the recent Bank of England rate rise, found that nearly one…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 3% in consumer finance new business in September, compared with the same month last year. In Q3 2017, new business grew by 6% compared with the same quarter in 2016. In September, credit card and personal loan new business together grew by…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for November 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.557 trillion at the end of September 2017. This is up from £1.505 trillion at the end of September 2016 – an extra £1,030.47 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK…

The Information Commissioners Officer (ICO)’s Deputy Commissioner has reminded organisations to be transparent with people’s personal data after a survey revealed a significant deficit of trust that organisations must address if they want to innovate with personal information. New ICO research found that only one fifth of the UK public (20%) have trust and confidence…

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