October 2012

People need to earn over £7.20 per hour to maintain a basic standard of living

According to KPMG (which provides audit, tax and advisory services) one in five adults in Britain earns less than they need to keep up with basic living costs. KMPG has outlined this figure to be Read more

Unsecured debts 'highest for the young'

The Aviva Times of Our Lives Report gives us some insight into the shape of our finances at the moment and how they tend to vary between generations. The report is based on the findings of an Opinion Read more

'Dramatic rise' in people struggling with several payday loans

There's been a sharp rise in the number of borrowers looking for help with a number of payday loans , according to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS). The national debt charity says that more than 2,000 Read more

More renters struggling with debt and arrears

Calls about rent arrears to a charity helpline have increased by 99% over the last five years. The Money Advice Trust released the figures, giving an insight into the extent of rent arrears in the UK, Read more

People have '£100 less disposable income' than a year ago

The Lloyds TSB Spending Power Report indicates that people's spending power had dropped by 0.9% over the year leading up to September. That means people had around £8 less to spend on non-essential or 'luxury' items each month. Read more

More people focused on repaying debts

People in the UK are generally unhappy about their financial situation, but are strongly focused on saving and getting out of debt, according to the latest 'Measuring National Wellbeing' report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Almost Read more

'Downsizing' main reason for selling home

Downsizing is now the main reason people sell their home, and these days it's not just pensioners doing it, according to a new study by Lloyds TSB. The 'typical' pensioner often downsizes from a three- or four-bedroom property Read more

One in three students would live at home to reduce debt

One in three students say they'd consider living at home to limit the amount of debt they get into, according to a recent survey by the Money Advice Service. With this year's students paying up to £9,000 a Read more

Fear of debt affecting students' decisions about university

Research by the Sutton Trust has shown that some young people have been deterred from going to university by the prospect of debt. Some of those who aren't deterred from studying altogether may be put off going Read more

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