THE WEEK IN NUMBERS – 25th February
14% – Proportion of UK adults who do not believe they will ever be able to pay off their student debts, according to the Debt Advisory Centre.
1m – Number of Brits aged 18-34 who have been refused credit multiple times, with 25% refused more than 5 times, says Uswitch.
31% – Number of 40 to 70 year olds who have sought advice on the upcoming pension reforms, research from partnership has found.
280,000 – Number of UK parents who hope to buy a university property for their children to live in, rather than rent, according to Direct Line.
1/7 – Number of house-hunters who believe they know if a property is right before going inside, according to the AA.
1,000 – The FCA says it is working with HSBC over claims that the bank helped more than 1,000 customers avoid paying tax between 2005 and 2007.
-8.8Bn – Public sector net borrowing was minus £8.8Bn in January, representing a 7 year low.