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HCSTC Consumer Index - UK Regional Trends

Millions of people apply for High Cost Short Term Credit solutions each year. Use the map below to see the monthly consumer trends by TV region.

    UTV

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 573 -20.86%-21.07%
    Average Loan Request £319.00 -8.33%-5.06%
    Average Monthly Income £1411.46 1.40%1.84%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. CONVERGYS
    2. Pay Bills 2. NHS
    3. Special Occasion 3. MCDONALDS

    STV

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 2254 -16.83%-26.27%
    Average Loan Request £318.00 -1.24%-4.50%
    Average Monthly Income £1433.25 1.58%3.04%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. NHS
    2. Pay Bills 2. ASDA
    3. Other expense 3. TESCO

    Border

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 251 -14.33%-13.45%
    Average Loan Request £333.00 10.63%-3.76%
    Average Monthly Income £1457.83 1.73%3.39%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. TESCO
    2. Pay Bills 2. NHS
    3. Vehicle Repair 3. SELLAFIELDLTD

    Tyne Tees

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 1502 -19.46%-26.34%
    Average Loan Request £310.00 0.98%-1.59%
    Average Monthly Income £1394.19 1.25%0.66%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. NHS
    2. Pay Bills 2. TESCO
    3. Vehicle Repair 3. NISSAN

    Yorkshire

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 2299 -9.74%-26.05%
    Average Loan Request £320.00 -2.14%-3.61%
    Average Monthly Income £1403.12 0.51%2.79%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. NHS
    2. Pay Bills 2. CAPITA
    3. Other expense 3. TESCO

    Granada

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 3615 -15.62%-24.23%
    Average Loan Request £309.00 -2.22%-1.59%
    Average Monthly Income £1439.05 -0.07%2.72%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. NHS
    2. Pay Bills 2. TESCO
    3. Special Occasion 3. MCDONALDS

    Wales

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 1266 -15.49%-17.85%
    Average Loan Request £325.00 1.88%-0.61%
    Average Monthly Income £1434.17 4.38%6.39%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. NHS
    2. Pay Bills 2. TESCO
    3. Vehicle Repair 3. ASDA

    Central

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 3758 -15.68%-28.21%
    Average Loan Request £326.00 -4.96%-1.21%
    Average Monthly Income £1445.32 -0.46%2.43%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. TESCO
    2. Pay Bills 2. NHS
    3. Other expense 3. ASDA

    Anglia

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 1499 -21.44%-15.45%
    Average Loan Request £321.00 -4.46%-3.60%
    Average Monthly Income £1508.33 -0.57%1.85%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. TESCO
    2. Pay Bills 2. NHS
    3. Vehicle Repair 3. ASDA

    London

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 3871 -16.21%-22.02%
    Average Loan Request £341.00 -6.58%-5.80%
    Average Monthly Income £1663.14 -0.65%2.10%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. TESCO
    2. Pay Bills 2. NHS
    3. Other expense 3. SAINSBURYS

    Meridian

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 2712 -8.35%-19.41%
    Average Loan Request £330.00 -3.23%1.85%
    Average Monthly Income £1549.24 1.19%3.15%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. TESCO
    2. Pay Bills 2. NHS
    3. Other expense 3. ASDA

    West

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 890 -16.43%-26.20%
    Average Loan Request £320.00 -8.57%-1.23%
    Average Monthly Income £1484.26 -3.05%4.23%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. NHS
    2. Pay Bills 2. ASDA
    3. Vehicle Repair 3. SOMERSETCARE

    West Country

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 479 -19.36%-30.58%
    Average Loan Request £324.00 -1.52%-5.26%
    Average Monthly Income £1464.59 -3.07%1.01%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Unexpected Expense 1. NHS
    2. Pay Bills 2. ROYALMAIL
    3. Vehicle Repair 3. ROYALNAVY

    Channel Islands

    April 2018

    Number % Increase MOM
    Applications 6 -80.00%-66.67%
    Average Loan Request £376.00 -19.31%-16.63%
    Average Monthly Income £1733.33 -9.91%-8.58%
    Loan Purpose Top Employers
    1. Temporary Reduction in Income 1. BLUEISLANDS
    2. Unexpected Expense 2. CASTLEQUAY
    3. Home Improvement 3. HELMTRUSTCOMPANT
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