THE WEEK IN NUMBERS – 4th February
1 in 10 – Percentage of UK homeowners surveyed by Ocean Finance who say they regret purchasing their home.
181 – The FCA took action on a total of 181 financial promotions in the second half of 2014.
1.3% – The percentage reduction in gas prices announced by energy provider EDF last week.
1/3 – Sainsbury’s bank estimates the third of personal loans in the new year will be for debt consolidation.
£21,800 – A study by Prudential shows that people retiring in 2015 will have an average £ 21,800 of outstanding debts.
9 years – 2 men were sentenced last week to a total of 9 years’ imprisonment following a conviction brought by the FCA for a £5m investment scam.
41% – The proportion of UK parents who say they would fronts their child’s car insurance – appearing as of unnamed driver – to save them money says Gocompare.com.