A survey by Comparethemarket.com has revealed consumers attitudes towards credit and how debt is impacting their lives. The price comparison site wanted to discover the main reasons why people get into debt and how it affects their lives, in particular, their relationships and mental health. The survey found that 45% of consumers are in debt,…

With weeks to go until Brexit, the impact the UK’s exit will have on the economy is still unclear for many, yet recent research from Just Group found some British consumers have a sense of optimism about their finances over the next year. Despite declining confidence in the economy and property market, the research reveals…

HM Treasury-backed rent reporting service CreditLadder and the Nationwide Building Society, have joined forces to help first-time buyers move on to the property ladder. The relationship enables would-be homeowners to be prompted if they are eligible to apply for a Nationwide mortgage. Users will then be directed to discuss potential options with Nationwide’s mortgage consultants…

A high number of consumers don’t know how to manage their finances in a responsible manner, according to research. A survey of 1,000 UK adults, carried out by personal insolvency practice Creditfix, found that only 34% of consumers admit they feel ‘in control’ of their finances. An overwhelming number (57%) said they couldn’t even confirm…

The UK’s wealthy high net-worth individuals (HNW) individuals are struggling to secure credit from high street banks, new research from Butterfield Mortgages has revealed. Butterfield Mortgages has commissioned an independent survey among more than 500 high net-worth individuals to uncover the difficulties they face when applying for credit. It found: A ninth (12%) of the HNWs…

Interest in fixed-rate mortgage deals remained high in February, according to latest figures from Experian. A majority of consumers (81%) were looking at fixed-term deals, compared to 80% in January and 83% in December. The figures suggest consumers are increasingly reluctant to view tracker deals as a realistic option for their home loan, with just…

Contactless transactions have risen 31 percent year-on-year in 2018, to latest data from banking trade body UK Finance. The current payment limit with a contactless card is £30, more than which a Pin must be used. But an increase in usage throughout 2018 is expected to lead to an increase in that maximum, although those…

New research from Experian has identified 5.8 million people in the UK who are virtually invisible to the credit economy because there is little or no information available on their financial track record. In the absence of sufficient information to make a decision, these Invisibles can either be excluded from mainstream financial services or be…

Equiniti Credit Services, a consumer credit technology and outsourced service provider, has announced the publication of its latest annual research report. A three part harmony: how regulation, data and CX are evolving consumer attitudes to credit explores the key trends impacting consumer attitudes to unsecured lending, including open banking, customer centricity, and flexibility. The sixth…

Mortgage arrears would soar by 30% over the next three years in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to data modelling by Kensington Mortgages, the specialist mortgage lender. Using its proprietary risk modelling tool, Vector, Kensington’s analysts tested a series of scenarios based on a representative data set of 750,000 loans (with an outstanding…

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