Number of adults with a form of credit in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by type

This statistic displays the number of adults in the United Kingdom (UK) that had in October 2017 - or in the prior 12 months - a form of credit or loan, by type of credit. Approximately 39.6 million adults in the UK had a form of credit or loan in 2017. Among these, 31.6 million adults in the United Kingdom owned a credit card and nearly 13 million had an overdraft account in 2017. What could be perceived as alarming is the number of UK adults that had a high-cost loan in 2017, with approximately 3.1 million.

Number of adults with a form of credit or loan in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type*

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Source

Release date

June 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

12,865 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Credit in October 2017 or in the prior 12 months.
** Transactors relate to consumers that always pay of their credit in full on the due date of payment.

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