- During January 2016 an average of 394 purchases were made in the UK every second using debit and credit cards
- LV’s ‘Cost of a Child’ report estimates that parents now spend a record £231,843 on raising a child to their 21st birthday – £30.23 a day.
- In Q3 2015, households in the UK spent £103.26m a day on water, electricity and gas – £3.78 per household per day.
- In January 2015 the average price of unleaded petrol fell by 2.15ppl (pence per litre) to 102.23ppl.
Some other interesting statistics include:
4.2%: The household savings rate in 2015 – the lowest since records began in 1963
34 million plastic card purchase transactions were made every day in January 2015, with a total value of £1.57 billion.
8.4m cash machine transactions were made every day in February with a value of £334m.
For new loans, the average mortgage Interest rate was 2.5%. This means new mortgages would attract an average of £3,764 in interest over the year.