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Mortgage Rates, Consumer Debt Trends and Economic Impacts

Paul Sweeney | Chief Strategy Officer
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This is a Credit Shift News Update, where Paul Sweeney navigates the latest stories in the credit industry.

This week we take a closer look at the record high mortgage rates, wages and inflation in the UK, and how these are affecting consumers' ability to manage their debt.

We explore the impact of these economic challenges on everything from car finance to student loans, and discuss the government's plan to launch a nationwide fuel finder scheme.

We also delve into the measures banks are taking to protect themselves from an increase in arrears, and ponder whether people will opt for interest-free or interest-only mortgage repayments.

We wrap up with an analysis of current economic news and how the government's efforts to reduce inflation are influencing various economic activities. We share our insights on protective buffers that might help prevent bad debt and late payments from becoming a problem.

Plus, we reveal some exciting developments in AI and chat GPT, and discuss how they're transforming the world of credit. Listen in for this informative episode and get a better understanding of these pressing financial trends.

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