4.95% – The increased leverage ratio proposed by the Bank of England last week, up from the current level of 3%. If introduced, the new ratio would come into effect in 2019.
£500 – The average level of spare cash held by UK adults each month, according to Lloyds Bank.
1 in 7 – The number of Brits who say they would spend £100 on an impulse purchase, according to research by thinkmoney.
3% – The proportion of UK adults who say they would find it easier to explain the possible existence of ghosts than annuities or income drawdown, according to Friends Life.
2/5 – Two fifths of Britons admit to having never reviewed that retirement plans, says Barings Bank.
46% – The proportional increase in sales of properties valued at £1m or higher between H1 2013 and H1 2014, according to Lloyds Bank.
96,000 – The number of business properties benefiting from tax relief through the Scottish Government’s small business bonus scheme, announced last week.