Poorest households 'spend more than half of income on bills'

The UK's poorest households are spending twice as much of their incomes on essential bills than the average, according to research by Santander. While the average UK household spends around 23% of monthly earnings on essential bills such Read more

How are families handling their debts?

According to the latest Aviva Family Finances Report , the average UK family owes £11,101 in January 2013 (not including mortgages). That's the highest level of debt recorded by the report since it began. In August 2012, Read more

Third of UK 'can't cover unexpected bills'

More than a third of people in the UK are living on such a tight budget that they simply can't afford unexpected financial expenses, according to a new report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The report, Read more

Struggling with your mortgage or rent might be costing you more than you think

If you're struggling to meet your mortgage or rent payments each month - and your arrears are growing - you're probably well aware of the financial cost. But trying to keep up with your housing costs can also cause Read more

Third of credit card holders 'use it to cover essentials'

More than a third of people with credit cards - equivalent to around 12 million people - will use their credit card to help cover their essential living costs this month, according to research by the Post Office. Read more
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