A third of loan searches carried out through Experian’s comparison services are for debt consolidation loans, new analysis has revealed. These type of loans can help consumers with outstanding debts from various lenders to roll their monthly payments into one to reduce their costs and to take more control over their finances. On average, shoppers…

In the same month that the Bank of England base rate has risen to 0.75% – the highest level since 2009, debt growth has fallen to its lowest level in over a year. According to the August 2018 Money Statistics, produced by The Money Charity, debt growth per adult slowed to £900.74 in the year…

The Office for National Statistics has today published its latest UK consumer price inflation figures. The figures show the Consumer Prices Index was at 2.5 percent in July 2018, up from 2.4 percent in June 2018, the first rise since November 2017. Figures also published today show that regulated rail fares are also likely to…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business grew in June by 9%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 10% compared with June 2017, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 5%. Second charge…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for August 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.592 trillion at the end of June 2018. This is up from £1.545 trillion at the end of June 2017– an extra £900.74 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of…

New research from GoCompare has revealed the £41billion bill for modern goods and services -things that are sapping our finances now, but which most of us wouldn’t have been paying out for just 10 years ago. The comparison site has identified 20 so-called ‘Nouveau Bills’ that are costing UK adults £66 a month or £788 a year…

Latest figures released by UK Finance has shown that mortgage arrears and possessions are continuing to decline. The figures indicate that there were 76,740 homeowner mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of the outstanding balance in the second quarter of 2018, 8 per cent fewer than in the same quarter of the…

British Gas has announced that it will increase its energy prices for 3.5 million customers for the second time this year. The 3.8% increase in its standard variable tariff (SVT) from 1st October means the average bill will rise by £44, taking it to £1,205 a year. This follows a previous price rise of 5.5%…

Working people claiming universal credit are having their benefits capped when they shouldn’t be, and losing the effects of ‘work allowances’ worth up to £258 per month simply because of the dates on which their paydays and universal credit ‘assessment periods’ happen to fall, according to new evidence from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). The…

The number of consumer debt judgments registered in the Republic of Ireland fell to the lowest total since modern records began in 2008, during the first half of the year, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. Nine hundred and thirty judgments were issued against consumers during Q1 and Q2 2018, 17 percent fewer…

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