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…

Customers of landline, broadband, TV and mobile services must be told when they are approaching the end of their minimum contract period, under new rules proposed by Ofcom. More than 20 million customers of these services are currently outside their minimum contract period, and more than 10 million are on deals with an automatic price increase…

The Bank of England has published its latest monthly Money and Credit report showing consumer credit growth remained at 8.8 percent in the year to June 2018. Outstanding balances for consumer credit stand at £213.2 billion. The figures are published days after the Office of National Statistics revealed that British households spent around £900 more…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for July 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.5877 trillion at the end of May 2018. This is up from £1.54 trillion at the end of May 2017– an extra £920.71 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of £30,670 in…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced it is retaining its existing definition of vulnerable consumers in response to its Consumer Approach consultation, with new guidance on vulnerability set to be published next year. The consultation, which was launched in November last year, proposed a new definition for vulnerable consumers. A range of organisations…

New research from Direct Line Life Insurance reveals consumers are hiding over £69bn of debt from their partners. People are completely in the dark over their loved ones’ finances, with 8.3 million (16 per cent) of consumers having debts their partner knows nothing about. The average debt hidden from a partner in the UK is £8,293,…

The Bank of England has published its latest banking statistics which show that consumer credit growth rates continued to slow in May, but remains rapid relative to 2009-12. Although net lending fell slightly on the month, at £1.4 billion, it was in line with the average amount borrowed monthly over the past year. The decrease…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the latest analysis from its Financial Lives survey. The report found that unsecured debts in rural areas are generally lower with the average amount owed by a town or city resident over a £1,000 more (£3,600) compared with someone in a rural area (£2,510). In rural areas, where…

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