The Social Market Foundation (SMF) estimates that nearly 770,000 families are at risk of losing their homes if they suffer a loss in income when a ban on repossessions ends in April. The Social Market Foundation think tank analysed official data and found that of the 770,000 at risk of repossession, a quarter (26%) worked…

Latest card spending data published by UK Finance has revealed that online spending across credit and debit cards last November reached a proportion not seen since the first lockdown, in a month which included Black Friday sales and new coronavirus restrictions across the UK. Online card spending accounted for 38 per cent of the total…

New data analysis from Key has indicated shows that older homeowners gifted an average of £42,500 to younger relatives to help them get on or move up the property ladder in 2020. This is almost two-thirds of the average first-time buyer deposit (£57,278) and will have gone even further than before due to the stamp…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published final guidance clarifying its expectations of firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers. The guidance aims to drive improvements in the way firms treat vulnerable consumers so that they are consistently able to achieve outcomes that are as good as everybody else. People can find themselves in…

Research by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) shows there were 220,000 more households living in destitution by the end of last year. The pandemic has helped push the figure up to 421,500 households – with destitution defined as a two-adult household living on less than £100 a week and a single-adult…

New analysis published today by Standard Life Foundation has found that 1.8 million people excluded from government income support schemes have seen their total household incomes fall by at least a third during the pandemic – five times greater than the rest of the UK population. Only 9% of the rest of the population have…

New research from Experian has found that one in six (60%) of consumers are e continuing to embrace digital transactions by using universal mobile wallets. The research has found that more people become accustomed to the security and convenience of the digital channel, digital transactions including mobile wallet payments are continuing to increase.  The Global…

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