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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

  • 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

  • Pilot Phase Evaluation of the Community Development Finance Institution

    The consortium model is designed to help low income houses in Scotland with community based initiatives centred on affordable credit.

    Evidence type: Evaluation i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: Scotland

    Year of publication: 2018