A new report by charity Gingerbread analysing how single parents lives have changed has found that unsustainable work and poverty are two of the biggest issues facing the UK’s 1.7 million single-parent families. The report titled “One in four: single parent families in the UK”, finds that huge progress has been made over the past 100 years to…

UK households stick with the same energy supplier for an average of four years, according to new research from comparethemarket.com. This equates to many households, on average, overpaying on their energy bills by £1,232**. For some families, the overpayment could be even greater. comparethemarket.com found that nearly a third (30%) have been with their provider for five years…

Consumers were less constrained in their leisure spending in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the latest findings from the Leisure Consumer Q4 2017 report by Deloitte. The quarterly survey of more than 3,000 UK adults found that 2017 ended positively for the leisure sector, with consumer spending increasing in seven…

A recent survey conducted by leading online automotive shopping platform, CarGurus, has found that a staggering 47% of drivers with a car on finance admitted that they could not specify how much they had effectively borrowed to fund the vehicle. The research found that a further 63% of people with cars on finance acknowledge that…

According to new research by Visa, household spending fell by 1.2 percent in January, compared to a year ago. This is the first time there has been such a decline since 2013 Mark Antipof, Chief Commercial Officer at Visa, commented “Consumer spending entered the New Year on a downbeat note, falling for the eighth time in…

Research from Scottish Widows suggests that one in five Brits are in a financially incompatible relationship. According to the survey of couples – both living together, living separately and those who are married – almost a fifth (17%) wish they had discussed finances earlier in a relationship. More than a third (34%) of divorcees cited…

A drop in the average UK house price of the scale seen in the last financial crisis would put nearly half a million households at risk of negative equity according to analysis by third-party mortgage servicer Computershare. Computershare has forecast that the value of 4.12% of properties – or approximately 458,000 households – would drop…

Open Banking is now a reality and its set to revolutionise the credit industry, especially credit assessment. Access to such data will facilitate better affordability checks and will help identify fraudulent applications as well as potential customers who are already in financial difficulty. But the sheer volume and granularity of the data is exciting and…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer car finance market in 2017 were at a similar level to 2016, while the value of new business was up by 6% over the same period. New business in December 2017 fell 2%…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 6% in consumer finance new business in 2017. New business in December 2017 increased by 1% compared with the same month in 2016. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 6% in 2017, while retail store and online credit…

1 2 3 35