The Money Statistics June 2018

£0.99m The decrease in net lending to individuals in the UK

20 The amount in properties repossessed every day

£77.44 The fall on last month in UK debt increases for each adult

21% The increase in debt issues reported by Citizens Advice on last year

4.1p The increase in unleaded and diesel petrol per litre on last month

18.26% The increase in the average interest rate on a credit card bearing interest

34 The number of mortgage repossessions every day in Q1 2018

0.2% The decrease on house prices on last month according to Nationwide

£29m The fall in Public Sector Net Debt per day in 2018

UK Personal Debt

People in the UK owed £1.5839 trillion at the end of April 2018.

This is up from £1.535 trillion at the end of April 2017– an extra £949.30 per UK adult. This is a fall of £77.44 on last month.

The– including mortgages – was £58,233 in April. The revised figure for March was £58,246. average total debt per household.

Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of £30,597 in April – around 113.9% of average earnings.

This is down 0.2% on last months average earnings, but up overall from a revised £30,604 a month earlier.

Based on April 2018 trends, the UK’s total interest repayments on personal debt over a 12 month period would have been £50.331 billion.

That’s an average of £138 million per day.

This means that households in the UK would have paid an average of £1,850 in annual interest repayments. Per person that’s £972 3.62% of average earnings.

According to the Office for Budget Responsibility’s March 2018 forecast, household debt is predicted to reach £2.296 trillion in Q1 2022.

This makes the average household debt £84,412 (assuming that the number of households in the UK remained the same between now and then).

Outstanding consumer credit lending was £210.6 billion at the end of April 2018, increasing by £1.2bn on last month.

This is also up from £197.4 billion at the end of April 2017, and is an increase of £234.62 for every adult in the UK.

Per household, that’s an average consumer credit debt of £7,744 in April, up slightly from a revised £7,698 in March – and £449.78 extra per household over the year.

The average consumer credit borrowing stood at £4,069 per adult. This is up £4,045 on last month.

Total credit card debt in April 2018 was £71.1bn. Per household this is £2,613.

For a credit card bearing the average interest, it would take 26 years and 4 months to repay if you made only the minimum repayment each month.

The minimum repayment in the first month would be £63 but reduces each month. If you paid £63 every month, the debt would be cleared in around 5 years and 4 months.

Total net lending to individuals by UK banks and building societies fell by £0.04 billion in April 2018– or £0.99m a day.

Net mortgage lending fell by £0.16 billion in the month; net consumer credit lending rose by £0.12 billion as well.

In Q1 2018 they wrote off £1.069bn (of which £318 million was credit card debt) amounting to a daily write-off of £11.6 million.

Everyday in the UK

The population of the UK grew by an estimated 1,474 people a day between 2015 and 2016.

On average, a UK household spends £3.67 a day on water, electricity and gas.

304 people a day are declared insolvent or bankrupt. This is equivalent to one person every 4 minutes and 44 seconds.

Cash machines were used an average of 90 times a second across the UK.

3,399 Consumer County Court Judgements (CCJs) were issued every day in Q1 2018, with an average value of £1,489.

Citizens Advice Bureaux in England and Wales dealt with 4,212 new debt problems every day during April 2017.

20 properties are repossessed every day, or one every 1 hour and 12 minutes.

The number of mortgages with arrears of over 2.5% of the remaining balance fell by 38 a day.

The number of people unemployed fell by 318 per day from January to March 2018.

1,054 people a day reported they had become redundant between January and March.

Net lending to individuals in the UK fell by £0.99 million a day in April 2018.

The Government debt fell by £29m a day during 2018.

Borrowers would repay £138 million a day in interest in year, based on April 2018 trends.

It costs an average of £23.61 per day for a couple to raise a child from birth to the age of 18.

This comes to £28.48 per day for a lone parent family.

50 mortgage possession claims and 34 mortgage possession orders are made every day.

354 landlord possession claims and 266 landlord possession orders are made every day.