Two More Reasons Why Many Britons are Slipping into Debt

Ever wondered why your pay cheque is simply not going as far as it used to and why you are trapped in a spiral of debt? The reason might not be financial mismanagement as many experts claim. According to a new study by the consumer group Which?, we are currently paying £410 per year more […]

Chorley Residents have 4th Highest Per Capita Personal Debt in the UK

Although the latest figures about per capita personal loan debt in the Chorley region do not cover all building societies and banks, they are nevertheless quite worrying. Data compiled by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the British Bankers’ Association shows that the average resident of Chorley has a personal loan debt of more than […]

Housing Costs Eating Away at Disposable Income

If you ever wonder why you still haven’t figured how to get out of debt after so many years a new study might have the answer: it’s simply because average weekly wages have failed to keep pace with the rising cost of living. Almost everything we buy has suffered from price hikes due to inflation […]

New Tax-Free Pensions Could be Disastrous

A brilliant move that could help to stimulate the sluggish British economy or a mis-selling scandal in the making? The government’s decision to open up pension funds for people over 55 next year so they can withdraw cash from their fund (partly tax free) has elicited mixed responses from industry experts. Tom McPhail of Hargreaves […]

Rate War Predicted for Fourth Quarter

At last there is some good news for debt-ridden British consumers: instead of the expected increase in mortgage rates, about which we have written repeatedly in the past, the rates might actually be heading down in the near future. The news comes after a survey by the Bank of England released a few days ago […]

Expensive Bills and Mortgages Prevent Britons from Becoming Homeowners

A new study reveals that nearly 25% of tenants now have no other choice but to spend half or more of their income on rent. The study also found that 30% of tenants consider their rent bills to be unaffordable. SpareRoom.co.uk, who conducted the study, also discovered that nearly 20% of tenants never expect to […]

Problem Debt Costs the UK £8 Billion Per Year

StepChange, a national debt charity, has carried out extensive research on the cost of what it calls ‘problem debt’ – and the results are quite astounding. After studying the files of more than 100,000 of its clients, it calculated that the total cost to the UK taxpayer is in the reign of £8.3 billion per year. […]

Consumer Confidence Remains Weak Despite Strong Economic Growth

According to forecasts by the Bank of England, the British economy is likely to grow by a very healthy 3.5% in 2014. If this figure does materialise it will be the highest growth rate the country has experienced in the last ten years. However, the average British consumer is not sharing the much publicised euphoria […]

Debt Management and Collection Qualification Available

Personal debt mismanagement is a growing problem in the UK often affecting individuals who can ill afford to get it wrong. Last year consumer debt in the country increased to a staggering £1.43 trillion! This is one of the reasons why the FCA decided to take over responsibility for the regulation of personal debt. This […]

10 Top Tips to Save Money

Energy prices are on the up, transport costs are at an all-time high and the food shop just seems to becoming more and more expensive. So, what can we do to cut down on costs and increase our bank balance? Well, these money saving tips just might be the answer. 1. Compare Supermarket Prices It’s […]