New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business grew by 28% in June 2021 compared with the same month in 2020.  In the first half of 2021, new business was 18% higher than in the same period in 2020. The retail store and online credit sector reported…

The number of borrowers releasing equity from their homes has neared pre-pandemic levels in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest figures from the Equity Release Council (ERC). There were 20,352 new and returning customers in the market between April and June, a rise from 16,527 in Q1 2021 and 13,617 in…

Latest Bank of England (BOE) data has shown that mortgage borrowing hit a record monthly high in June, climbing to £17.9 billlon. This marks a 163% jump on the £6.8bn recorded in May. The increase came as buyers looked to complete deals before the stamp duty holiday started to taper. While the threshold at which…

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…

New research from Experian found that nearly two fifths (38%) of consumers said they were considering buying a new home within the next five years, rising to 66% of people in their 30s and 67% of those in their 20s. People also suggested they are prepared to stretch themselves to secure their dream home, with…

New research has found that 840,000 private renters have built up arrears as a result of the Covid pandemic meaning 56% of landlords have lost rental income. The research by Homeppl also found that there was also 71% rise in fraudulent applications, one in 50 are now fraudulent and that fraudulent tenants now costing landlords…

New research from Aldermore bank has revealed that self-employed workers in the UK are pessimistic about their home buying chances, as the pandemic has exacerbated difficulties felt by this group in getting a foot on the housing ladder. The challenges self employed renters are facing in buying their first home has become more pressing as the pandemic experience has energised…

New analysis published in The Big Issue has revealed evictions and repossessions continued throughout lockdown, as campaigners called for urgent action to prevent an avalanche of homelessness this autumn once Covid-related support ends. The Big Issue has pointed to a potential four-pronged attack on the public in the autumn, with an end to the Universal…

Older homeowners received a £1.94 billion property wealth boost in the first six months of the year as the equity release market continued its lockdown recovery, new data from equity release adviser Key shows. The number of equity release plans taken out rose by 3% in the six months to June 30th to 20,445 compared…

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