A new report from FTSE100 financial services group Legal & General and Cebr shows that, amidst a reduction in transaction volumes across the UK housing market, it has been highlighted that the Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) will fund nearly 20% fewer property purchases than in 2018. The jump in BoMaD loan sizes has…

More than 400,000 Scots (10%) have fallen victim to a financial scam at some point in their lives, new research by Bank of Scotland and YouGov has revealed and one in three people (29%) know someone who has been duped by a fraudster. Despite this, 84% say they feel confident that they would be able…

White label platform for point-of-purchase lending specialist Divido has released the findings of its latest research which indicates that UK lenders have lost estimated point-of-sale finance will be worth over £157 million to their individual business over the next 12 months. Alongside this, UK lenders are set to invest an average of £19.6 million into…

Paying upfront for a car is increasingly falling out of favour with UK drivers according to research from Close Brothers Motor Finance. In the past year, the proportion of drivers saying they will opt for finance, leasing or renting for their next car has increased by 15% (from 37% in 2018 to 43% now). While…

Over 50s are increasingly financing not just one, but two generations; boosting spending money, gifting lump sums, or providing childcare – totalling £53bn per year according to new research from Saga. The research has revealed that 69% of over 50s provide financial support to their children and 57% to their grandchildren. In fact, four in…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed it will introduce new rules in the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) market, saving consumers around £40-60 million a year. The changes, which include banning firms from charging backdated interest on money that has been repaid by the consumer during the BNPL offer period, will be in force…

Sainsbury’s Bank has appointed Jim Brown as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its banking unit as it looks to build its online presence. Brown will take over the reins at from outgoing chief executive Peter Griffiths, who has plans to retire at the end of this year. Brown joins from RBS, he has previously held…

The Bank of England has published its latest Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics which indicate that arrears figures have decreased slightly. The proportion of total loan balances in arrears has continued to decrease, reaching 0.99%, the lowest since the series began in 2007 The figures indicated that the outstanding value of all residential mortgage loans…

The Financial Conduct Authority’s decision to introduce reforms to the overdraft market should help thousands of people from getting trapped in a debt spiral according to Citizens Advice which says it has helped almost 30,000 people with overdrafts last year Citizens Advice statistics show that overdraft issues overwhelmingly affect socially-disadvantaged people: 2 in 5 had…

Over two fifths (44%) of consumers in Scotland are worried about their current level of personal debt, a new survey of over 2,000 British consumers by insolvency trade body R3 in Scotland and ComRes has found. This is notably higher than in April last year when 35% of consumers in Scotland said the same thing.…

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