UK Debt Statistics
Credit action.org is a charity which provides useful and accurate statistics about the UK debt problem. The August debt statistics include;
- Total UK personal debt at the end of June 2011 stood at £1,451bn. The twelve-month growth rate remained unchanged at 0.8%. Individuals currently owe nearly as much as the entire country produced between Q2 2010 to Q1 2011.
- Total lending in June 2011 rose by £0.4bn; secured lending decreased by £0.1bn in the month; consumer credit lending increased by £0.4bn (total lending in Jan 2008 grew by £8.4bn).
- Total secured lending on dwellings at the end of June 2011 stood at £1,241bn. The twelve-month growth rate remained unchanged at 0.7%.
- Total consumer credit lending to individuals at the end of June 2011 was£210bn. The annual growth rate of consumer credit increased 0.3 percentage points to 1.8%.
- UK banks and building societies wrote off £9.5bn of loans to individuals in the 4 quarters to end Q1 2011. In Q1 2011 they wrote off £1.89bn (£866m of that was credit card debt). This amounts to a write-off of £20.71m a day.
- Average household debt in the UK is ~ £8,064 (excluding mortgages). This figure increases to £15,507 if the average is based on the number of households who actually have some form of unsecured loan.
- Average household debt in the UK is ~ £55,803 (including mortgages).
- If you add to this the March 2010 budget report figure for public sector net debt (PSND) expected in 2015-16 (excluding financial interventions) then this figure rises to £106,418 per household.
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