The Money Statistics November 2016

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The Money Statistics  November 2016

Striking numbers 

£1.503 trillion: Total outstanding lending to individuals topped one and a half trillion pounds by the end of September
£1,036The annual growth in private debt, including mortgages, for every UK adult
£247.10: The amount of this growth that is unsecured debt
1.656 million: The number of people classed as unemployed between June and August
£4,090The growth in public sector net borrowing every second in September
£20.5 billion: Gross mortgage lending in September
3.5%The highest English annual regional rent increase in the South East
1%: The lowest English annual regional rent increase in the North East
£3,252: The average amount households with mortgages pay in interest over a year

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Everyday in the UK
  • Citizens Advice Bureaux in England and Wales dealt with 4,077 new debt problems every day during the quarter ending June 2016.
  • 1,322 people a day reported they had become redundant between June and August.
  • The Government debt grew by £108m a day during September 2016 (£4,090 per second).
  • Borrowers would repay £140m a day in interest over a year, based on September 2016 trends.
Selected November press coverage

BBC: Warning as household debts rise to top £1.5 trillion

Mirror: Household debt hits record high

Mail Online: Household debt hits a record high of £1.5 TRILLION as Britons rack up £30k on mortgages, credit cards and loans

Spectator: Household debts have risen to £1.5 trillion for the first time in the UK, new statistics reveal

Personal debt in the UK
  • People in the UK owed £1.503 trillion at the end of September 2016. This is up from £1.451 trillion at the end of September 2015 – an extra £1036.58 per UK adult.
  • Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of £29,770 in September – around 113.3% of average earnings. This is slightly up from a revised£29,685 a month earlier.
  • Outstanding consumer credit lending was £188.7 billion at the end of September 2016.
    • This is up from £176.3 billion at the end of September 2015, and is an increase of £247.10 for every adult in the UK.
  • Total net lending to individuals by UK banks and building societies rose by£4.7 billion in September 2016 – or £157m a day.
    • Net mortgage lending rose by £3.1 billion in the month; net consumer credit lending rose by £1.5 billion.
Mortgages, rent and housing
  • Outstanding mortgage lending stood at £1.315 trillion at the end of September.
    • This is up from £1.275 trillion a year earlier.
  • According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, gross mortgage lending in September totaled an estimated £20.5 billion.
    •This is 2% up on September 2015, and up 7% up on August.
  • The Financial Conduct Authority reports that 60.82% of mortgage lending in Q2 2016 was for 75% or less of a property’s value.
  • There were 40,533 loans approved for house purchase in September, according to the British Bankers Association (BBA), almost unchanged from a year earlier. The average loan approved for house purchase rose to£176,200.
Savings and Pensions
  • The Pensions Regulator estimates that at least 6.723 million employees had joined a pension scheme under auto-enrolment by the end of September 2016.
  • If someone on the average salary saved 5.1% (the average) of their income in an average instant access savings account for a year, they would receive £2.67 in interest after tax. If they saved it in an average cash ISA, they would receive £8.68.
  • At the end of February 2016, there were 12.94 million claimants of State Pension, a rise of 5,000 on six months earlier. 43% of claimants were male and 57% female.
Spending and Loans
  • During July 2016 an average of 460 purchases were made in the UK every second using debit and credit cards, based on figures from the UK Cards Association.
  • LV’s ‘Cost of a Child’ report estimates that parents now spend a record £231,843 on raising a child to their 21st birthday – £30.23 a day
    • Education and childcare are the main areas of expenditure, costing£74,430 and £70,466.
    • The cost of education (including uniforms, after-school clubs and university costs) has increased 128% since 2003, while the cost of childcare has risen by 77.9%.
    • Households now spend 38% of their annual income on raising a child.
  • The average APR for a £5,000 personal loan is 9.59%, according to the Bank of England. For a £10,000 loan it’s 4.11%, while the average rate for an overdraft is 19.70%.

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