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    Five levels of financial distress

  • Cutting back only

    5%
    -2
  • In September 2018

    5%

    are cutting back

    -2
    lower than September 2017
  • Using savings to cover spending & cutting back

    4%
    0
  • In September 2018

    4%

    are using savings to cover spending & cutting back

    0
    higher than September 2017
  • Borrowing from friends/family, using credit or authorised overdrafts & cutting back

    8%
    1
  • In September 2018

    8%

    are borrowing from friends/family, using credit or authorised overdrafts & cutting back

    1
    higher than September 2017
  • Using unauthorised overdrafts or payday loans

    4%
    0
  • In September 2018

    4%

    are using unauthorised overdrafts or payday loans

    0
    higher than September 2017
  • Defaulted on loan, bill, or housing costs

    7%
    -1
  • In September 2018

    7%

    have defaulted on a loan, bill, or housing costs

    -1
    lower than September 2017

    Our squeezometer groups UK adults according to the financial difficulty they had in the past month. Respondents are grouped on the most severe difficulty they said they'd faced.

* Data are collected via online poll for approximately 2,000 respondents each wave. Results are weighted to be nationally representative.

Overall financial distress

27%

Feeling the squeeze

The percentage of households who are either cutting back their spending on essential items or have used an unauthorised overdraft, payday loan, or defaulted on a loan or housing costs in September 2018

-1%
Compared to September 2017

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