More than half of consumers are paying interest on credit cards

5th January 2022 Banking and Loans | #credit cards

New research by TotallyMoney has shown that more than half (54%) of customers with an outstanding monthly credit card balance are paying interest, indicating that it could be costing consumers £1,831 by not transferring a credit card balance. The esearch shows customers are 31% more likely to be eligible for a credit card now than…

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Second charge mortgage new business volumes increases by 43%

10th December 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #mortgages

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have indicated that’s second charge mortgage new business volumes grew by 43% in October 2021 Commenting on the latest new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Director of Consumer & Mortgage Finance and Inclusion at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA),…

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Unsecured debt levels increase in line with spending

8th December 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #arrears

New analysis by UK Finance has indicated that unsecured debt levels have increased in line with spending, but customers continue to pay off their card bills on time each month. The analysis also indicated that mortgage arrears ticked down overall but heavier arrears continued to rise. Possessions increased slowly but a substantial backlog of cases…

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Demand for consumer credit surges to £706m in October

Latest Bank of England data has shown that October saw a surge in credit card borrowing. Consumers borrowed a net additional £706 million last month, with new credit card borrowing accounting for £637 million of the credit, the largest amount of card borrowing since July last year. Between the start of the pandemic and April…

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Missed credit card payment numbers continue to drop year on year

17th November 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

Missed credit card payment rates have continued to drop year on year according to new analysis by FICO. The analysis of UK card trends for September 2021 and the contrasting conditions that have been seen throughout 2021 continue. The month saw average spend fall, growth in payment levels and falling missed payment rates, all suggesting…

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Credit & Collections Technology Think Tank review

15th November 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #technology

Credit Connect’s hosted its inaugural Credit & Collections Technology Think Tank at the beginning of November in Manchester which saw credit and collections strategies and the impact of the pandemic discussed by sixteen professionals from a variety of industry sectors at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The themes of credit and collections risk, affordability, vulnerability…

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Credit & Collections Technology Awards announces 2021 winners

5th November 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #innovation

The winners of the 2021 Credit & Collection Technology Awards have been announced following a live in-person event yesterday (Thursday 4th November) at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The awards are the flagship event for innovational technological professionals working in credit and collections and the fifth annual event honoured the UK’s technological innovators, celebrating outstanding…

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Pandemic fueling change in equity release

3rd November 2021 Banking and Loans | #equity release

New research by Canada Life has found a change in the use of equity release. Based on the company’s customer data for the first nine months of the year, it shows customers continue to use equity release to clear existing mortgages while many have also used the additional funds to purchase new property. Using equity…

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Mortgage borrowing increased to £9.5bn in September

1st November 2021 Banking and Loans | #mortgages

Latest Bank of England data has shown that individuals borrowed £9.5 billion of mortgage debt on net in September, the highest since June 2021. This was a rise from £4.4bn in August, and the highest figure since June 2021, when net borrowing reached a record of £17.1bn. Consumers borrowed an additional £0.2 billion in consumer…

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Money Statistics: October 2021

28th October 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for October 2021 Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,745.7 billion at the end of August 2021. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £62,813 and per adult was £33,006, around 108.9% of average earnings. Net mortgage lending rose by…

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Increase in consumers struggling to manage their personal finances

A new report by Aryza has found an increase in the numberstruggling to manage their personal finances. Drawing on a dataset of nearly 300,000 insolvent UK consumers currently struggling with their personal finances, the company’s latest debt statistics report found the average debt level across the UK to be £17,823. This is compared to £15,924…

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Credit & Collections Technology Awards announces line up

Credit Connect has confirmed the line-up for next week’s Credit & Collections Technology Awards which takes place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester next Thursday (4th November). The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts who have reviewed technological excellence in four different categories sections: creditor and lender, collections and recoveries, applied technology, and…

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Bank of England issues warning over potential loan default rise

A Bank of England (BOE) survey of lenders suggests that more households are expected to have defaulted on mortgages and other loans by the end of November. The Bank’s credit conditions survey asks banks and building societies to detail the climate over the previous quarter and what they expect in the next three months. While…

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