The Money Statistics August 2019

-0.2% Change in UK Gross Domestic Product in the three months to June 2019

£59,166 Average total debt per UK household in June 2019

0.3% Average increase in house prices in the year to July 2019, according to Nationwide

-5.0% Change in the average real wage since pre-crash peak in February 2008

2.1% Increase in Consumer Prices Index in the year to July 2019

0.83% Average interest rate on a cash ISA in June 2019

19.99% Average credit card interest rate in June 2019

£2,625 Average credit card debt per household in June 2019

26 years and 9 months Time to pay off average credit card debt making only the minimum payment per month

UK Personal Debt

People in the UK owed £1,642 billion at the end of June 2019.

This is up from £1,596 billion at the end of June 2018, an extra £887 per UK adult over the year.

The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £59,166.

Per adult this was £31,139, around 111.0% of average earnings. This is up from a revised £31,067 a month earlier.

Based on June 2019 trends, the UK’s total interest payments on personal debt over a 12-month period would have been £50,803 million, an average of £139 million per day.

The average annual interest per household would have been £1,849 and per person £9633.4% of average earnings.

According to the Office for Budget Responsibility’s March 2019 forecast, household debt is forecast to reach £2.425 trillion in 2023-24.

This would make the average household debt £86,388 (assuming household numbers track ONS population projections.)

At the end of June 2019, outstanding consumer credit lending was £218.1 billion, increasing by £619 million on the revised total for the previous month.

Within the total, outstanding credit card debt came to £72.9 billion, an average of £2,625 per household and £1,381 per adult.

A credit card on the average interest would take 26 years and 8 months to repay, making only the legal minimum repayments each month.

The minimum repayment in the first month would be £66 but would reduce each month. If £66 were paid every month, the debt would be cleared in around 5 years and 3 months.

Total net lending to individuals and housing associations by UK banks and building societies rose by £3.81 billion in June 2019 or £127 million a day over revised figures for May.

Net mortgage lending rose by £3.190 billion in the month; net consumer credit lending rose by £0.619 billion.

In Q1 2019 lenders wrote off £1.260 billion (of which £432 million was credit card debt, amounting to a daily write-off of £4.8 million.)

Everyday in the UK

The population of the UK grew by an estimated 1,083 people a day between 2017 and 2018.

On average, a UK household spends £4.05 a day on water, electricity and gas.

340 people a day were declared insolvent or bankrupt in April to June 2019. This was equivalent to one person every 4 minutes and 14 seconds.

In Northern Ireland, there were 8 insolvencies per day and in Scotland 39 insolvencies per day.

Citizens Advice Bureaux in England and Wales dealt with 2,566 debt issues every day in the year to July 2019.

14 properties were repossessed every day in Q2 2019 in England and Wales, or one every 1 hour and 43 minutes.

The number of UK mortgages with arrears of over 2.5% of the remaining balance fell by 6 a day.

The number of people unemployed in the UK fell by 90 per day in the year to June 2019.

1,143 people a day reported they had become redundant in April to June 2019.

Net lending to individuals and housing associations in the UK grew by £127 million a day in June 2019.

Government debt increased by £115.1 million a day in the year to July 2019.

Borrowers paid £139 million a day in interest in June 2019.

It costs an average of £22.95 per day for a couple to raise a child from birth to the age of 18.

For a lone parent family, the cost of raising a child comes to £27.90 per day.

68 mortgage possession claims and 44 mortgage possession orders were made every day in England and Wales in April to June 2019.

293 landlord possession claims and 235 landlord possession orders were made every day.