21% – Proportion of first time buyers who think it is ‘virtually impossible’ to get a mortgage, according to Halifax.
£2,340 – The extra amount that being in a relationship costs each year compared to being single, says confused dot com.
7% – Proportion of people who say they are delaying their retirement because of unpaid debt, says the Debt Advisory Centre.
7m – Amount of people who will struggle to meet their mortgage repayments if the interest rates rise by just 1%, research from Ocean Finance shows.
33% – A third of second steppers believe it will be easier to sell their home this year, almost three times the amount of 2012, according to figures by Lloyds Bank.
24% – Annual increase in second charge lending in April, to £59m, according to the Finance and Leasing Association.
£51,500 – Average life assurance pay-out, which would cover only 62% of the average outstanding mortgage balance (£83,000), says Sun Life.
£28m – Amount HSBC paid to close an investigation into alleged tax evasion and money laundering at the bank.
34% – A third of British workers are not entitled to company sick pay, according to LV=.