Banking News Brits Turn To The Internet As 27 Per Cent Feel Finances Spinning Out Of Control 1759
Brits turn to the internet as 27% feel finances spinning out of control
17 June 2008 / by Joy Tibbs
However, while an additional eight per cent claimed they regularly exceeded earnings, 37 per cent said their spending habits have altered in the last six to 12 months; most claim to be making the effort to cut back on spending. Nevertheless, almost 40 per cent still said they are completely out of funds at the end of each pay cycle.
Commenting on the research findings, a GE Money spokesperson said: “As we approach summer, we are urging people to take an active interest in sorting out their finances. With the cost of living increasing this is no time to relax; it is important that people take stock and ensure they know exactly what they owe and when.”
The research also suggests that Brits are displaying a greater need for financial responsibility. More than half said they could be doing more to manage their finances.
Director of Credit Action, Chris Tapp, said: “Struggling financially can feel like being the passenger in a speeding car with things moving very quickly and seemingly totally out of control.
“Even when people want to sort their financial situation out, they may not know where to go for information and advice.
“The web is now the second most popular place for people to turn, after friends and family, so it’s important people are aware of the good sources of help that are available.”
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