Consumer finance new business up by 1% in February

FLA announce that consumer finance new business rose 1% in February

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 1% in consumer finance new business in February 2019, compared with the same month last year.

Retail store and online credit grew in February by 6%, compared with the same month in 2018, while the personal loan and credit card finance sectors together reported a fall in new business of 4%.  Over the same period, second charge mortgage new business grew 20% by value.

Commenting on the figures, Geraldine Kilkelly, Head of Research and Chief Economist at the FLA, said:

“The consumer finance market has seen modest growth in new business overall since November as confidence about the economic outlook has weakened.  

We continue to expect low single-digit new business growth in 2019 as a whole if uncertainty about the outlook for the UK economy reduces.”

  • Michelle Kerwin
  • Consumer, consumer lending, finance, economics

Call us on 0845 456 5859

Welcom Digital Limited

The Exchange

Station Parade



T 0845 4565859

F 0845 4565253

Office hours

9am to 5.30pm Mon to Fri