New research by eToro has found that the female of the species to be more financially responsible than their male counterparts. According to the report, women are more likely to know exactly how much money they have in their current and savings accounts. It also emerged men spend more money on impulse purchases, dropping £65…

Visa’s UK Consumer Spending Index, compiled by IHS Markit, pointed to a further marginal decline in overall household spending at the start of the second quarter. Expenditure fell -0.5% on an annual basis during April, which was slightly quicker than the -0.2% reduction seen in March. Consumer spending has now fallen in each of the…

Discussions on energy collections are debated discussions in the latest episode of the podcast series, by software specialist Flexys. In the second episode, the software specialist is joined by Ovo Energy, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Bristol Energy for a discussion about how energy and water suppliers can improve the sector’s reputation for managing customers…

Financial wellbeing is deteriorating at its fastest pace since September 2017 despite a sustained rise in income from employment according to a new report IHS Markit. The report found that household finances were squeezed to the strongest extent since September 201 whilst workplace activity and incomes from employment continue to rise. The outlook towards future…

The average consumer doesn’t begin to worry about their debt until it hits £6,012, a new study has found. The research also revealed many only consider themselves to be ‘in debt’ once they are £3,882 in the red. But they only begin to see the deficit as a ‘serious concern’ when they owe more than…

The number of complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about fraud and scams has surged to record highs, figures show. The 40% rise in grievances after people have been tricked out of their money has pushed the overall number of complaints to its highest level in five years. For the first time in ten…

A new study of parents has discovered the true price parents will pay for extracurricular activities before their children turn 18, with as many as 77 percent admitting they feel under huge pressure to find extra cash each week for activities, tuition, sports training and clubs, as school budgets are cut and families are left…

According to the National Numeracy Day campaign, around half the UK’s adults have poor numeracy skills. Yet evidence suggests becoming a “numbers person” can help you save money and make money. To mark National Numeracy Day, StepChange is hosting a “Budgeting Special” Facebook Live event from 12:30pm onwards [15 May], to which questions can be…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the number of second charge mortgage repossessions in Q1 2019 was 24, 47.8% lower than in the first quarter of 2018. The rate of second charge mortgage repossessions (as a percentage of outstanding agreements) was 0.08% in the twelve months to March 2019.…

Three in ten (28%) consumers ran a ‘deficit budget’ in the past month, spending more during the month than they received in income, according to new research from R3, the insolvency trade body, and ComRes. One in six consumers (17%) spent up to £100 more than they received in income over the past month; 7%…

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