New research by LifeSearch has found that 14% of consumers have repaid debts in the last six months, rising to 20% of Generation Y (aged 25-39);  an average of £319 was repaid per month, totalling £2.4 billion nationwide, and rising to £469 pm among the over 55s. A further 7% have overpaid on their mortgage,…

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…

The number of debt judgments registered against Northern Ireland consumers in the first half of 2021 (H1 2021) was 1,678, a fall of nearly 12 per cent from the 1,900 in the same period last year, according to figures released by Registry Trust. But, the total value of judgment debt owed by consumers rose by…

The number of personal insolvencies (bankruptcies and protected trust deeds) in Scotland rose by 12.3% to 1,884 in April-June 2021compared with January-March 2021’s figures of 1,677, and was 9.6% lower than in April-June 2020 according to latest Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) figures. A total of 586 bankruptcies were awarded during this quarter – a 61.4%…

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…

Nearly one in three people are retiring in debt this year with an average £20,650 to pay off, new research by equity release adviser Key, has indicated. People expecting to retire this year are facing debts around a fifth higher than those who finished work last year the study shows – although the number of…

New research by LifeSearch has indicated that consumers’ wealth continues to recover as £14.1 billion of debts repaid and £34.6 billion saved in the past 6 months. The research has found that 14% of consumers have repaid debts in the last six months, rising to 20% of Generation Y (aged 25-39);  an average of £319…

A new report from Juniper Research has found that global contactless card transaction values will reach $2.5 trillion in 2021, from $1.7 trillion in 2020, with cards retaining the majority share of overall contactless transaction values at 79% in 2021. The pandemic has significantly accelerated an existing contactless card usage trend, and these value increases…

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