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…

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…

The Government has revealed proposals to trial automatic switching for customers on expensive default energy tariffs to cheaper deals, and government to tackle ‘loyalty penalty’. Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng published proposals to trial automatic switching for customers on expensive default energy tariffs to cheaper deals. Research has shown that while around 5.8 million…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) have published an updated assessment of the UK’s access to cash infrastructure, taking into account the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19), alongside new research on consumers who rely on cash. The findings show that most people have reasonable access to cash through a combination of bank, building…

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…

Credit Connect’s hosted the latest edition of the Connected News series last week which saw a discussion focused on the delivery of responsible vulnerable communications strategies and the future of the sector discussed by four leading collections professionals. Banks, credit card providers, building societies, loan providers, collections specialists, utility firms and fintechs were amongst the…

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