Poorest 10% spend more of income just on essentials

Poorer people have to spend a larger proportion of their income on just the essentials compared with the wealthier classes, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). New analysis of income and expenditure in Read more

Over half plan to pay off their Christmas debts 'immediately'

More than half (51%) of people using credit to fund this year's festivities plan to repay it 'immediately', according to research from the Money Advice Service. This means that they will pay little or no interest - Read more

House of Lords wants a cap on payday loan interest

The issue of payday loans, and the interest charged on them, has reached the House of Lords, reports the BBC . A Labour Peer, who is also a Bishop, felt that the Government's Financial Services Bill did Read more

Self-employed 'more dependent on debt'

The self-employed are more dependent on credit than people working for a company, and could be most at risk of falling into a cycle of debt problems. That's according to new research carried out by the University of Bristol's Read more

Little white lies? One in five 'keeps debts and savings secret from partner'

A survey of cohabiting couples over the age of 40 by Prudential found that one in five has debts that they haven't told their partner about, according to The Telegraph . That equates to around 6.2 Read more
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