In February 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority conducted its second Financial Lives survey1, which it followed up with further research in October 2020, to see how people had coped with the financial impact of the pandemic.

The results indicate a rise in financial vulnerability for many people over the period, largely due to negative life events such as redundancy and reduced working hours.

Between March and October, the number of people with low financial resilience increased by 3.5 million to 14.2 million people.

Those with low financial resilience now account for 27% of UK adults. The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on those of working age, particularly younger working adults and the self-employed. 

It’s never been more important to take care of you and your finances. 


Catch up on our other blog posts:

Equity Release in Southampton

Equity Release in Southampton

We recently helped a 65 year old client in Southampton release equity from his home. Retired and with little savings, he found himself needing to access capital to help fund a recent separation, along with needing funds to by a new car, renovate the home, and then...

read more

(Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage)

We charge a fee for arranging and advising you on the mortgage. The fee will be dependent on your circumstances but will not exceed £499. (Our typical fee is £299.)

For Lifetime Mortgages/Equity Release the fee will be £799.

Our mission is to provide honest mortgage advice, whilst helping you save money.

Get in contact

Flexible appointments

Or call —02380224925


Providing helpful and friendly mortgage advice in Southampton

First Floor, 9 Salisbury Road, Totton, Southampton, SO4O 2HW

02380 224 925

South Coast Mortgage Services Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Stonebridge Mortgage Solutions Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: 59 The Avenue, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XS. Registered Company Number: 08414746 Registered in England & Wales.