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R3 Personal Debt Snapshot, Wave 18

Survey of the British public on the state of their personal finances on behalf of R3

  • Two in five British adults (39%) say that they are at least fairly worried about their current level of debt. Credit card debt (47%) remains the primary cause of concern.
  • Economic pessimism continues to stand at a record low, with only 15% of Britons saying they expect their personal finances to worsen over the next six months.
  • Almost a quarter of British adults (23%) say that they have no savings at all at the moment.
  • Slightly more than a third of British adults (36%) say that they often or sometimes struggle to make it to payday, the lowest figure on record since tracking began in 2010.

Date Published: 12/02/2016

Categories: Consumer | Economy | Finance | GB | Personal Finance | Public and communities

Client: Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)


ComRes interviewed 2,013 British adults online between 8th and 10th January 2016. Data were weighted by age, gender, region and socio-
economic grade to be representative of all GB adults. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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