Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for July 2021 Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,721.3 billion at the end of May 2021. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £61,933 and per adult was £32,544, around 108.7% of average earnings. Net mortgage lending rose by…

Household spending fell by 11% in the first quarter of 2021 according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS Consumer Trends report revealed that household spending tumbled 11% in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, compared to the same period last year. The report shows that hotels and restaurants were hardest hit:…

2.5 million consumers are behind on their broadband bills, with 700,000 of these falling into the red during the pandemic according to new research by Citizens Advice. The new research from the charity has also found some groups are particularly struggling. Young people and those with children under 18 are three times more likely to…

Credit Connect Media will host the latest edition of its Connected News digital free live webinar series on Wednesday 14th July. The webinar titled “Delivering responsible vulnerable communications” will be the latest in the series of webinars looking at the latest thematic innovations enhancing collections strategy. Speakers from Lowell and the Lending Standards Board will…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for May 2021 Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,712.9 billion at the end of March 2021. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £61,435 and per adult was £32,326, around 110.3% of average earnings. Net mortgage lending rose by…

Virgin Media and O2 have been given the green light for their £31 billion merger to go-ahead by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The deal sees two of the UK’s biggest telecoms giant join forces, affecting around 40 million households. It will also see all 14,000 Virgin Media employees and 6,700 O2 staff in…

The Credit & Collections Technology Awards has confirmed the judging panel for the 2021 event. Launched in 2017, the fifth annual awards seek to recognise excellence in credit and collections technology. The judging panel includes industry association leaders whose expertise includes specialisms from a diversity of different backgrounds, this ranges from consumer and business commercial…

EQ Credit Services has released its latest UK research report into the unsecured lending sector which has revealed some startling consumer attitude shifts including a ‘new nervousness’ characterising the current credit market. This appeared most acute amongst the youngest generation (age 18-24), with over half of this group responding that they would only be prepared…

Credit Connect’s hosted its first-ever Online Lending Technology Think Tank last week which saw lending strategies and the future of the sector discussed by thirteen leading professionals from a variety of lending sectors. The themes of fraud, open banking, credit risk and the future of lending were discussed by panellists and Chair Chris Warburton from…

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