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  • Stuck In Debt: Why Do People Get Trapped In Problem Debt?

    This 2017 Citizens Advice report examines consumer borrowing and presents new analysis of long-term problem debt in Great Britain.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt, Budgeting and Keeping Track

    Country/Countries: England, Scotland, Wales

    Year of publication: 2017

  • The Cost Of Financial Insecurity

    This 2018 Citizens Advice report provides a picture of financial insecurity in UK households, and how different groups of people try to manage that insecurity.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt, Budgeting and Keeping Track

    Country/Countries: UK

    Year of publication: 2018

  • Addressing Financial Abuse

    This 2016 Citizens Advice report presents a framework to help creditors and advice partners challenge financial abuse in intimate relationships.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt, Financial Education

    Country/Countries: UK

    Year of publication: 2016

  • Borrowing Behaviour A Systematic Review

    This 2019 review details the findings of a systematic review that was conducted to understand people’s borrowing behaviour and how it impacts their financial wellbeing

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: UK

    Year of publication: 2019

  • Improving Money Management in Working Age Adults

    An evidence review to understand ‘what works’ to help working age adults manage their money effectively.

    Evidence type: Review i

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

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018

  • Ideas And Results From The Financial Capability Lab

    An overview of progress in identifying and testing ideas to address three challenging areas in the UK Financial Capability Strategy.

    Evidence type: Insight i

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

    Country/Countries: UK

    Year of publication:

  • The Squeezed Segment

    Qualitative study for MAS to give further insight into the “squeezed” segment, one of three core groups of consumers.

    Evidence type: Insight i

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

    Country/Countries: UK

    Year of publication: 2016

  • Assessing Financial Capability And Well Being In Ireland

    National survey and analysis of financial capability and well-being in Ireland.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Saving, Pensions and Retirement Planning, Credit Use and Debt, Budgeting and Keeping Track, Financial Education, Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: Ireland

    Year of publication: 2018

  • Regulating the credit card market: cap on costs

    This report uses data from the Bank of England’s 2018 Household Survey to present new evidence of the impact of credit card debt on low-income households.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2019

  • The Good Credit Index

    The 2019 Good Credit Index maps access to ‘good’ credit across the country, with the aim of repeating the Index annually.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2019

  • Alternatives to high cost credit

    This paper examines the market for alternatives to high-cost credit and sets out the actions taken by the FCA on commitments made in previous reports, as well as next steps.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: England

    Year of publication: 2019

  • Managing My Money for the Just About Managing

    Open University & Coventry University designed and tested (using multiple controlled field trials) a short, behaviourally-informed financial education tool aimed at improving the day-to-day budgeting, spending, and saving behaviour of people who are Just About Managing.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

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

    Country/Countries: England

    Year of publication: 2019

  • The CashWise programme

    CashWise is a workplace financial education programme designed to improve fincap outcomes for low-income employees in east London. Face-to-face group workshops were delivered by ELBA to over 100 participants.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Saving, Pensions and Retirement Planning, Credit Use and Debt, Budgeting and Keeping Track, Insurance and Protection, Financial Education, Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: England

    Year of publication: 2019

  • Borrowed years. A spotlight briefing on young people, credit and debt

    Survey of 18-24 year olds in the UK about their credit use, and recommendations on how to address problem debt among young people.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2016

  • Credit card market study: interim report

    A study assessing the behaviour of credit card companies and consumers, including problem debt and possible solutions.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2015

  • Financial capability and debt advice

    MAS review exploring existing evidence on the integration of debt advice and financial capability, including stakeholder interviews and a call for evidence to providers.

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Saving, Pensions and Retirement Planning, Credit Use and Debt, Budgeting and Keeping Track, Insurance and Protection, Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018

  • The Money House: final evaluation report

    An evaluation of workshops for young people aged 16-25, designed to build financial capability and support the transition to independent living.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Saving, Credit Use and Debt, Budgeting and Keeping Track, Pensions and Retirement Planning, Insurance and Protection, Financial Education, Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: England

    Year of publication: 2018

  • Children and young people financial capability deep dive: parenting

    A study assessing to what extent parent’s behaviour and attitudes towards money affects their children’s financial capability.

    Evidence type: Insight i

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

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018

  • Evaluation of DWP Financial Inclusion Champions Initiative.

    Evaluation of the Financial Inclusion Champions Initiative. The initiative was designed to reduce financial exclusion through local delivery partnerships.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

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

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2011

  • Improving the financial literacy of European consumers

    A review of European literature exploring definitions of financial literacy. The review also reflects on European legislation promoting financial literacy among consumers.

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Saving, Pensions and Retirement Planning, Credit Use and Debt, Budgeting and Keeping Track, Insurance and Protection

    Country/Countries: EU Countries

    Year of publication: 2015