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Total gross consumer lending in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018-2020

Consumer lending (excluding student loans) in the United Kingdom (UK) reached over 21 billion British pounds in September 2020. Consumer lending includes loans and advances to individuals through credit cards and personal loans. The majority of consumer credit is through credit card lending.

Mortgage lending

In comparison to consumer lending, the value of outstanding mortgage lending in the UK is far higher. In the third quarter of 2019, the total value of gross mortgage lending in the UK amounted to over 70.4 billion British pounds.

Credit card payments

With billions of British pounds in gross consumer lending through credit cards, it’s unsurprising that there are almost as many credit cards as people in the UK. Of the 61 million plus credit card in issue in the UK, under seventy percent are actually active. The average amount spent per purchase on credit cards in the UK is over fifty British pounds in late 2019.

Total gross consumer lending excluding student loans in the United Kingdom (UK) from April 2018 to September 2020

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Source

Release date

October 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 2018 to September 2020

Supplementary notes

* Seasonally Adjusted.
Owing to the seasonal adjustment of this series, it may not equal the sum of its institutional or instrumental breakdown. The residuals can be found on the Bank of England's Interactive Database (see LPMB6TG for the institutional residual and LPMB5TJ for the instrumental residual).

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