THE WEEK IN NUMBERS – 13th August 2014
11th – The position held in the UK in a league of countries’ total potential savings, according to the Post office. The UK comes lower than Italy and Spain.
14% – The annual increase in consumer finance new business, according to the Finance & Leasing Association.
0345 – The new cheaper telephone prefix that Skipton Building Society is offering its customers to save on their phone calls to them.
3 – The hours that Skipton Building Society promises to call a customer back within, once they’ve called them on the new 0345 number.
46% – The percentage of mortgage borrowers who say they would struggle to make home loan repayments if the interest reate were to rise by 3 percent, according to Ocean Finance.
39,000 – Number of new members joining Leeds Building Society during the first 6 months of 2014, taking total membership numbers to a record high of 722,000, the lender announced in its interim report.