UK Personal Debt
- Outstanding personal debt stood at £1.424 trillion at the end of April 2013.
- This is up from £1.410 trillion at the end of April 2012. At the end of April 2013, individuals owed nearly as much as the entire country produced during the whole of 2012.
- Outstanding secured (mortgage) lending stood at £1.266 trillion at the end of April 2013. This is up from £1.252 trillion at the end of April 2012.
- Outstanding unsecured (consumer credit) lending stood at £157 billion at the end of April 2013. This is down from £158 billion at the end of April 2012.
- Average household debt in the UK (excluding mortgages) was £5,971 in April. This is down from a revised £5,972 in March.
- Average household debt in the UK (including mortgages) was £54,015 in April. This is up from a revised £53,991 in March.
- The average amount owed per UK adult (including mortgages) was £28,980 in April. This is up from a revised £28,967 in March, and was around 120% of average earnings.
- Average consumer borrowing (including credit cards, motor and retail finance deals, overdrafts and unsecured loans) per UK adult was £3,204 in April. This is unchanged from a revised £3,204 in March.
- The estimated average outstanding mortgage for the 11.3m households that carry mortgage debt stood at £112,459 in April.
- Based on April 2013 trends, the UK's total interest repayments on personal debt over a 12 month period would have been £60.1 billion. This is equivalent to £165 million per day. This means that UK households would have paid an average of £2,279 in annual interest repayments.
- The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicted in March 2013 that total household debt will reach £1.931 trillion in Q1 2018. This would mean that average household debt would reach £73,284 (assuming that the number of households in the UK remained the same between now and Q1 2018).
- Net lending to individuals by UK Banks and Building Societies rose by £1.4 billion in total in April 2013. Net secured lending rose by £0.9 billion in the month. Net consumer credit lending rose by £0.5 billion.
- UK Banks and Building Societies wrote-off £4.1 billion of loans to individuals over the 4 quarters to Q1 2013. In Q1 2013 itself they wrote-off £932 million (of which £385 million was credit card debt) amounting to a daily write-off of £10.21m.
Every Day in the UK
- 274 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt every day (based on Q1 2013 trends). This is equivalent to one person every 5 minutes 15 seconds.
- 1,373 Consumer County Court Judgements (CCJs) are issued every day (based on Q1 2013 trends). The average value of a Consumer CCJ in Q1 2013 was £2,442.
- Citizens Advice Bureaux in England and Wales dealt with 8,192 new debt problems every working day during the year ending December 2012.
- It costs an average of £29.02 per day to raise a child from birth to the age of 21.
- 88 properties are repossessed every day (based on Q1 2013 trends).
- 58 new people a day became unemployed for over 12 months during the year ending March 2013.
- 1,534 people a day reported they had become redundant between January and March 2013.
- Public Sector Net Borrowing (excluding financial interventions) was £6.3bn in April 2013, meaning that the Government borrowed an average of £210m per day during the month (equivalent to £2,431 per second).
- 158 mortgage possession claims are issued and 112 mortgage possession orders are made every day.
- 466 landlord possession claims are issued and 312 landlord possession orders are made every day.
- The UK population is growing by an estimated 1,342 people a day.
- 27.5m plastic card purchase transactions were made every day in March 2013 with a total value of £1.355 billion.
- 8.7m cash machine transactions were made every day in April 2013 with a total value of £341m.
- The average new car costs £18.33 per day to run.
- It cost £66.70 to fill a 50 litre tank with unleaded petrol in May.
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