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08 Aug 2022

Building of a scam: Rogue traders and email hack scams the perfect partners in crime

  • More than half of people have had a knock on their door offering to do work on their homes
  • 18% received an email invoice for work but 35% don’t know fraudsters can intercept messages
  • One in five have had email hacked, while nearly a quarter (24%) have been victim of email hacks
  • 21% have authorised a payment that has been flagged as suspicious by bank or building society
  • Nationwide’s Scam Checker Service allows members to check a payment before making it

25 Jul 2022

The Great British Cutback: Consumers start to slash spending to combat rising cost of living

  • Nationwide Spending Report shows drop across essential and non-essential expenditure and transactions
  • Nearly all non-essential categories fall in June with biggest drops in gardening, gambling and subscriptions
  • Spending on fuel and electric vehicle charging only ‘essentials’ category to see a spending increase in June
  • Spending Report suggests households feeling the pinch and comes as Nationwide launches new hotline

22 Jul 2022

Two thirds of Brits can't change a tyre as nation gears up for a summer of road trips

  • Almost half of brits (47%) will be driving to their holiday destinations this year.
  • 68% can’t change a tyre, 44% can’t top up water and 42% can’t replenish oil or windscreen washer
  • 32% of drivers have broken down, facing average cost £206 for those without cover
  • FlexPlus provides many benefits, including AA Breakdown cover for the UK and Europe

24 Jun 2022

Spend while the sun shines: Consumers balance growing cost of household bills with tonic of holidays, clothing and gardens

  • Spend in May hits 2022 peak as both essential and non-essential spending rise in value and number
  • Nationwide’s Spending Report shows around 14m more transactions were made in May than April
  • Essential spending rises driven by bills – including fuel, travel, utilities and paying off existing debt
  • But consumers have increased spending on the things they enjoy – holidays, clothing and gardening
  • Credit card spend up 6% vs April (and 22% on May 2021) while month-on-month debit card spend flat

23 May 2022

Consumer spending stalemate: rising costs undermine efforts to cutback household finances

  • Month-on-month growth in essential and non-essential spending broadly flat in April
  • Signs of creeping costs as transactions decrease but spend levels are maintained
  • Households cutting back on childcare, subscriptions, and TV, phone-and-broadband
  • But clothing, gardening, eating and drinking out see small jump during the month
  • Utility bills up 40% month-on-month - reflecting rising costs of energy and Council Tax

09 May 2022

Nationwide stops 2,000 more online shopping frauds a month as new payment checks show a small delay is worth its weight

  • Strong Customer Authentication stops 2,000 more transactions a month falling prey to fraud
  • More than two thirds are happy for payments to take a little longer if they are better protected
  • More worry about losing bank card than data theft, despite nearly all online fraud relying on leaks
  • 42% say SCA makes them feel safer and 27% say it makes them more likely to shop online

04 May 2022

Home truths: Rising cost of living forces first-time buyers to put plans on ice for now

  • 70% of hopeful homeowners delay purchases by average of nearly two years due to cost pressures
  • 88% of prospective first-time buyers worried living costs are harming efforts to save deposits
  • 48% reduce amount they save towards a deposit and 38% repurpose earmarked cash
  • 69% willing to relocate to another part of the UK in order to get more for their money
  • 65% say they need to buy with someone else to be able to afford a property
  • Saving to move: 43% reduce socialising; 36% sell items and 12% shelve family plans
  • Nationwide offers £500 cashback to first-time buyers who complete their mortgage with Society

22 Apr 2022

Non-essential spend jumps 16% as longer and freer days put spring in the step of consumers despite cost of living rise

  • Nationwide’s Spending Report tracked c217m credit, debit card & direct debit transactions made in March
  • Overall spending up 16% vs February; non-essential spending (c£2.8bn) in March is highest so far in 2022
  • Spending on charities was up 45% vs March 2021, with many supporting the humanitarian effort in Ukraine
  • With rising petrol and diesel prices, spending on fuel and electric charging up 56% vs 12 months ago
  • Credit card transactions up 29% versus March 2021 as more turn to credit to pay for goods and services
  • Nationwide encourages people struggling financially to contact their bank or building society for support

12 Apr 2022

More than six in ten households forced to make cutbacks for first time due to rising cost of living

  • 42% say cost-of-living crisis has led to them monitoring spend more than ever before, poll shows
  • Households attempt to shave costs as lights go out, heating goes off and people ‘make do and mend’
  • 77% want to be more self-sufficient but 17% currently face a bleak decision to either ‘eat or heat’
  • 29% can’t afford a full tank if fuel prices exceed £1.80 a litre – as diesel continues to hover above £1.70
  • Nationwide, part of Green Homes Action Group, urges government to deliver a long-term solution to better protect households from volatile energy prices

21 Mar 2022

Belts begin to tighten as rising cost of living eats into non-essential spending

  • Nationwide’s latest Spending Report tracked c190m transactions made by members in February
  • Overall spending down 9% vs January: Non-essential spending down 4% and essential spend down 12%
  • 15% increase in spending in February on utilities and other bills versus 2021 as cost of living rises
  • But spending on holidays and getaways flies in face of pressure as nation prepares to take a break in 2022
  • Travel spending also up 12% from January as people return to office after WFH guidance was lifted

11 Mar 2022

Paws for thought: Pet scams soar as crooks get their claws into those looking for a furry friend

  • Purchase and advance fee scams involving pets rose 39 per cent between 2020 and 2021
  • Average amount lost to reported scams involving pets around £1,400
  • Separate poll suggests scams involving dogs are most prevalent
  • 12% would use social media to find a pet while 32% would pay a deposit before meeting the animal
  • New research comes as world’s biggest dog show Crufts currently takes place in Birmingham

18 Feb 2022

Consumer spending soars in January despite cost of living crisis as pandemic measures ease up

  • Nationwide’s Spending Report analyses nearly 200m card and direct debit transactions in January
  • Annual spending growth up 18%, despite Plan B restrictions, reflecting a country more open than last January
  • Non-essential spend rockets by 43 per cent as people book holidays, flights and cruises for 2022
  • Essential spend up 15 per cent on last year with spending on utilities and bills up nine percent year-on-year
  • Payments via mobile phone continue to thrive – transactions up a staggering 179 per cent on January last year

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