More Credit Repaid by Consumers than Borrowed in Month of February
Last month, more in credit card as well as other loans were paid off by consumers than the amount which they borrowed in new loans – it was the report that was presented by the British Bankers’ Association. Total £305 million extra was repaid than it was borrowed. Besides, in the credit card loan which is a type of unsecured loans, repayments crossed the new loans by £39m.
According to BBA statics director David Dooks, enterprises and households continue to be careful about their finances, and this indicates unwilling to take on credit or seeking to repay the borrowing wherever possible. In the 12 months to February, the unsecured loans were contracted by banks by 1.8%. On the other hand, the personal deposits rose by 3.8%. It was pointed out by BBA that £7bn was still spent by those consumers in the month of February. But, the monthly spending was more than counterbalance by repayments.
A slowdown in the mortgage market was also shown by the figures of British Bankers’ Association. The fall of gross mortgage lending was witnessed nearly 2% to £7.9% in February with approval of just 33,103 house purchases as compared to the same time in the previous year. In the commencement of the year, there was a rush in the activity. At that time, first time purchases surged to seal deals prior to the return of stamp duty.
But, the levels have dropped back to normal. The levels of remortgaging also reached to their lowest level for thirteen years. As the financial concerns and impaired confidence dented enterprise growth, the demand for taking loans from small businesses remained suppressed. Apply now with www.paydaybox.co.uk and get payday now.
As per the belief of Dooks, boost in the confidence will be witnessed in the coming months with the help of the plans for supporting the mortgage market and stimulating business demand for credit. Government’s New Buy programme for buyers with a 5% deposit seeking newly built homes, and the National Loan Guarantee Scheme are the plans which are included in them. The National Loan Guarantee Scheme will help to lower the prices of borrowing for businesses. The Financial Policy Committee of Bank of England warned banks that the cash reserves must be boosted by them in order to give a financial buffer against crunch.
It is arduous to say whether the banks will agree with the warning of the Bank of England. But, it is for sure that if they do, then it will go in their favour.
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