Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for January 2020 Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,669 billion at the end of November 2019. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £59,982 and per adult was £31,643, around 111.6% of average earnings. Net mortgage lending rose…

New research from TransUnion has highlighted the importance of trust and says that empowering and educating consumers is essential for lenders to compete in a changing financial landscape TransUnion’s new white paper, which examines consumer credit behaviour in the UK, unveils key trends and themes for lenders to note as we embark on a new…

A new Collections Technology Think Tank has been launched by Credit Connect Media. The event will examine collections technology strategies to increase effectiveness and efficiency. The inaugural Collections Technology Think Tank powered by Credit Connect will take place on Thursday 11th June at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds. The event will focus on how collections teams can…

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it has extended the loyalty penalty deadline by six months to ensure regulators take effective action. The loyalty penalty – where companies penalise longstanding customers by charging them higher prices than new customers or those who renegotiate their deal – is  in response to concerns raised…

Unsecured debt hit a new peak of £14,540 per household in 2019 according to TUC analysis. Meaning that the average household debt is now 31% above its peak before the financial crisis. The analysis shows that unsecured debt per household rose to £14,540 in the third quarter of 2019, which is up £430 on a…

Annual household bills have risen by £112 during the past year, according to new statistics from comparethemarket.com. The research which analyses the cost of energy, home and motor insurance since 2015 has shown a relentless rise in bills for households across the country. On average, people are spending £2,707 on these three products over the year…

Credit Connect Media will host its first free live webinar in February. The webinar titled “How to accelerate effective collections with digital transformation” will be the first of a series of webinars looking at the latest thematic innovations enhancing collections strategy. The first partner for the webinar will be Lightico, winner of the Contact Centre…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for December 2019: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,665 billion at the end of October 2019. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £59,840 and per adult was £31,569, around 111.7% of average earnings. Net mortgage lending rose…

Consumer spending in November grew by just 0.9 per cent year-on-year, representing a decline in real terms when accounting for inflation, as restrained expenditure continues ahead of Christmas according to new data from Barclaycard. The data showed that spending on essentials showed no movement whilst spending on non-essentials was up 1.3 per cent, presenting a…