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After 16 months of continuous increase, household debt levels finally stabilised during August.
That's according to the Markit Household Finance Index (HFI), a monthly publication that gives us some insight into how well households are doing when it comes to things like spending, saving and debt levels.
So far this year, over 23,000 people in England and Wales have entered an IVA (Individual Voluntary Arrangement). That's the official figure from the Insolvency Service .
Of course, it's not an up-to-the-minute figure. The statistics show us how many people entered an IVA in the first two quarters of the year - so between the start of January and the end of June.
Over the last 12 months, we've seen the number of IVAs (Individual Voluntary Arrangements) in England and Wales fall by 4%, while bankruptcies have fallen by a full 28%.
On the other side of the coin, the number of DROs (Debt Relief Orders) has increased by 13%. Altogether, personal insolvencies have dropped by 7% over the last year.
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Monthly rents over £700
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No base rate rise until mid-2016?
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