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186 documents found
  • Barriers to planning for retirement and later life

    A review of literature on barriers to planning for retirement and later life.

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Pensions and Retirement Planning

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom, United States, China

    Year of publication: 2020

  • What works to improve wellbeing across interventions

    A review of impact evaluations to assess the use of the ONS24 measures of personal wellbeing: How are they being used, what is the quality of the impact evaluations and what are the key findings?

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • A review of credit card literature

    A review of the literature on consumer credit card use, to inform policy implementers in consumer protection in the UK market.

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom, United States

    Year of publication: 2015

  • Talking with self-employed people about retirement saving

    This 2020 evaluation summarises the findings from two email messaging field trials that tested self-employed people’s engagement with different retirement saving messages.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Pensions and Retirement Planning

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Understanding financial hardship in rural areas

    This 2020 report uses data at the local authority level to provide a regional context for previous case studies, looking to understand financial hardship in rural areas.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: England, Scotland

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Britain in the red: The household debt burden

    This 2016 report summarises a project that looked at secondary data to track the household debt burden, and in particular the economic impact of consumer borrowing.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2016

  • Digital advertising in financial services

    This 2020 paper uses new research evidence to set out the FSCP’s concerns about digital marketing in both the high-cost credit market and the pensions-to-cash market.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Pensions and Retirement Planning, Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Pawnbroking customers in 2020

    This 2020 report from the Personal Finance Research Centre presents findings from an online survey and uses administrative data to provide insights into the pawnbroking industry.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Problem debt and low-income households

    This 2018 report uses the Wealth and Assets survey to build on previous research into problem debt, focusing on objective household characteristics and their financial situations.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: England, Scotland, Wales

    Year of publication: 2018

  • Borrower subgroups and the path into distress

    This 2020 report investigates how the composition of consumer debt varies among subgroups of borrowers.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Inequalities in the use and burden of consumer credit

    This 2020 report examines the inequalities in the use and burden of consumer credit in the UK.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • The Living Standards Audit 2020

    This 2020 report takes a look at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and associated crises on the living standards of people in the UK.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Saving, Credit Use and Debt, Budgeting and Keeping Track

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Automatically enrolling consumers into overdraft alerts

    This 2018 report assesses the impact of automatically enrolling consumers into overdraft alerts, using consumer data from across six major banking institutions.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Saving, Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018

  • The impact of annual summaries, texts and apps on behaviour

    This 2015 report assesses the impact of annual summaries, text alerts and mobile banking apps on consumers.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Saving, Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2015

  • Weighing anchor on credit card debt

    An evaluation to assess the impact of stopping customers selecting credit card repayments at the contractual minimum amount.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018

  • The financial health check

    An evaluation of the financial health check, that helps consumers review their spending and create achievable financial goals.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Saving

    Country/Countries: United States

    Year of publication: 2018

  • The success in nudging consumers to pay credit card debt

    An evaluation to assess the impact of nudge interventions designed to increase credit card payments.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018

  • Intentions, beliefs and actions to pay credit card debt

    An evaluation to assess the impact of disclosure interventions designed to increase payments and improve behaviour regarding credit card debt.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018

  • A field experiment on overdraft alerts

    An evaluation to assess the impact of interventions designed to increase the number of people taking action to deal with their overdrafts.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018

  • Testing retirement communications

    An evaluation to assess the impact of interventions designed to increase individuals’ use of the free pensions guidance available to them and engagement with their pensions.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Saving, Pensions and Retirement Planning

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018