The Week in Numbers 11th June

The Week in Numbers – 11th June 2015blue news

8.7% – Year on year rise in the number of loans approved in April, from 105,394 to 114,628 according to the Bank of England

193% – Year on year increase in the number of people using an equity release plan to pay off their interest-only mortgage, from 78 in April to 229 this year, Age Partnership says

£4.3m – Money lost by 110 people who invested in a Ucis operated by eight individuals, five of whom were this week sentenced to a total of 26 years in jail

60 – Number of AR firms in L&G’s network, which the insurer plans to wind down by the end of 2015

20,000 – Potential job cuts due to be announced by HSBC next week, according to reports

£125.3m – Total value of investment trust purchases through platforms in the first quarter of 2015, a new record

£179,817 – The average UK house price in April, up 5.1% from £171,052 a year earlier, according to figures from the Land Registry

£5.6bn – Increase in assets under management at Henderson following the acquisition of three businesses in Australia

 

Figures originally published in Money Marketing Magazine 4th June 2015

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