Non-seasonally adjusted data released by UK Finance today shows that the number and value of loans for remortgaging and for house purchases rose in October in comparison with a month ago and with the same period in 2016. Capital and interest payments for new loans remain near record lows for both home movers and first-time…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for December 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.562 trillion at the end of October 2017. This is up from £1.504 trillion at the end of October 2016 – an extra £1,106.13 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt…

TSB has announced he appointment of Lorna Curry as General Counsel of TSB Bank. Curry’s appointment follows the announcement by Susan Crichton, TSB’s current General Counsel, that she intends to retire at the end of January 2018. Paul Pester, Chief Executive Officer at TSB, says: “Susan has been with TSB for four years and has made…

The number of people dying without making any specific provision to pay for their funeral has risen by 11%1according to SunLife’s Cost of Dying report. The average cost of the cremation or burial, including the fees for the funeral director, the doctor, and the minister or celebrant is now £4,078. The send-off costs (order sheets,…

Over two million people in the UK are stuck in a constant cycle of persistent overdraft debt, according to a new report – ‘Stuck in the Red’ – by StepChange Debt Charity. The report also highlights evidence of unaffordable lending in the overdraft market and cases where banks have failed to offer their customers a…

Risk and data science specialist Jaywing, has launched Archetype, a new risk technology product that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep neural nets to help lenders generate transparent statistical models and predict almost any outcome on almost any data set. Archetype uses true AI to generate more powerful models, significantly reducing the time…

Latest figures from the Bank of England have shown lending on credit cards and loans have fallen to an 18-month low. The Bank of England figures showed that unsecured consumer credit grew by 9.6% year on year in October, down from 9.8% in September. Consumers added £1.5bn to the pile of consumer debt, which rose to…

Over 50s renters are not saving anywhere near enough to cover their rental costs in retirement, leaving a £43 billion shortfall – five times the cost of the London 2012 Olympics – according to research by Scottish Widows. The projections, calculated for Scottish Widows by Development Economics, predict that one in eight retirees, equating to…

Bank of Ireland UK has confirmed, the completion of its acquisition of Marshall Leasing Ltd which will become part of Northridge Finance. Recently named Fleet Leasing Company of the Year 2017 by the Association of Car Fleet Operators, Marshall Leasing Ltd provides a range of contract hire fleet services including fleet management, risk management, contract…

Paragon Banking Group has reported underlying profits of £145 million as it unveiled its full-year results for the period ended 30 September 2017. Total lending grew by 29% to £1.9 billion and included a 21% increase in buy-to-let mortgage lending, with buy-to-let completions reaching £1.4 billion for the year. This strong growth highlights Paragon’s favourable…

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