UK Unsecured Loans market report
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This Report looks at the unsecured loans market in the UK. This includes personal loans and high-cost short-term credit loans including payday loans. It does not cover analysis of business loans, or secured loans, which are typically secured against the borrower’s property (see Mintel’s Secured Loans – UK, February 2016 report).
For the purposes of this report, the following definitions apply: Personal loans are, in the main, available to borrow for between £1,000 and £25,000 (subject to credit checks) over fixed repayment terms of one to 10 years.
High-cost short-term credit loans and payday loans are defined as unsecured loans of value under £1,000 with a repayment term of less than one year.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) loans are personal loans lent through a P2P platform, which matches savers and borrowers to cut out the role of banks in lending money to consumers. P2P loans are typically available from £1,000 up to a value of £25,000
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Written by Sam Marks, a leading analyst in the Finance sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
The unsecured loans market has experienced continuing growth over the last five years due to strong consumer confidence and record-low interest rates. However, looking ahead concern over rising levels of household debt has resulted in government intervention which may slow growth in this market
Research Analyst, Financial Services
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