By Mark O’Byrne – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eale.com
UK households are sitting on a £173 billion debt time bomb after once again being lured into a spending splurge by banks and credit card companies.
The startling rise in debt levels due to people splashing out on new cars, TVs, conservatories, luxury items, consumer goods and home improvements was uncovered in an investigation by Money Mail.
With a rise in interest rates imminent for the first time in more than eight years, fears are growing that many families will be left struggling with repayments.
The amount of borrowing being taken on by households continues to grow at a startling rate, spurred on by hundreds of offers for credit cards and loans.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has sent a letter to all fund managers asking for reassurance they are able to deal with an anticipated rush of investors making emergency cash withdrawals to cover their mortgages and other debts.