Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for October 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.554 trillion at the end of August 2017. This is up from £1.5 trillion at the end of July 2016 – an extra £1029.82 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt…

Latest figures published by the Money Charity indicate that outstanding debt on mortgages has hit all-time high in the UK. Continued growth in house prices, along with a small decline in the number of outstanding home loans has led to the highest level of mortgage debt per household ever recorded. In its October Money Statistics report,…

Low-income households are becoming increasingly exposed to rent increases according to the Institute For Fiscal Studies (IFS). The research has found that the proportion of people in Great Britain living in private rented accommodation has more than doubled since the mid-1990s. Over the same period, average private rents have risen by 33% in real terms.…

Latest UK Finance data shows that lending for house purchase was higher in August 2017 than in both the preceding month and a year earlier. Latest highlights include: First-time buyers borrowed £5 billion, 15% lower than in June but 14% higher than in July 2016.  They took out 30,400 mortgages, down 16% on the preceding…

Latest research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has highlighted how a benefits freeze will affect families- the majority of which are in work. The freeze is the single biggest policy driver behind the expected rise in poverty by the end of the Parliament. JRF is calling for the Government to target its resources better…

The latest figures from Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shown a continuing growth in second charge mortgages. Commenting on the August 2017 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said: “The second charge mortgage market reported another…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business in August grew by 4% compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 4% compared with August 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 7%. Second…

The concept of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is growing in importance but more than half of potential first-time buyers expecting to receive financial help from family to complete their purchase would feel guilty about doing so, new research reveals. The latest First-Time Buyers Report by Yorkshire Building Society shows 66% of UK adults aged 18-40…

AIB Group, the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation(Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation) and iCare Housing has announced a joint initiative aimed at keeping customers in difficulty with their mortgage, and who qualify for social housing, in their own homes. iCare Housing, a not-for-profit Approved Housing Body was set up for the purpose of providing and managing social…

Research from independent car buying site, carwow, reveals that nine in ten Millennials are renting or leasing modern day essentials such as cars, homes and mobile phones because it’s the only way to afford to them.  Due to soaring living costs, a poll of 2,000 car owners by carwow shows that one in two millennials…

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