Sharon Collard speaks at Fabian Society event
20 December 2010
Sharon Collard, Director of the Personal Finance Research Centre, was invited to speak at a Fabian Society event in London on 15 December. Read more about this event.
New research on the older consumer market launched
3 December 2010
A research report, produced for Age UK by ILC-UK and PFRC, was launched on 23 November 2010 at the ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession debate "The Older Consumer". Read more about this research and download the report, "The Golden Economy: The Consumer Marketplace in an Ageing Society". [External link to ILC-UK website]
Supporting fuel poverty research seminar
17 November 2010
The findings of a report from the Centre for Sustainable Energy and the University’s Personal Finance Research Centre will be discussed today at a Westminster seminar hosted by eaga Charitable Trust. The event will look at fuel poverty alleviation, vulnerable consumers and the next steps for fuel poverty research. Read more about the fuel poverty seminar.
Britons pessimistic about financial future
12 November 2010
The economic climate has made Britons more pessimistic about their future financial situation than they were a year ago, reflecting a general international trend towards increased financial anxiety, according to the latest research from the University’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC).
Poor get left out in the cold
15 September 2010
Households on low incomes will feel the cold pinch of winter more than most as rising energy bills and promised cuts to welfare benefits threaten to push them beyond the brink of their financial limits. So suggests a report from the Centre for Sustainable Energy and the University of Bristol, proving that poverty, fuel hardship and financial difficulty are inextricably linked.
Pawnbroking customers in 2010
25 August 2010
Read the report of our independent quantitative survey of pawnbroking customers in the UK.
Elaine Kempson speaks to Australia's ABC radio about financial inclusion [External link]
16 August 2010
Emeritus Professor Elaine Kempson was recently interviewed by ABC's Life Matters radio programme about promoting financial inclusion in Australia. Listen to the interview [External link] or download as an mp3.
New evaluation published at annual conference [External link]
14 July 2010
The PFRC evaluation of the Money Guidance Pathfinder was published today at the Consumer Financial Education Body's first annual conference – 'From Financial Capability to CFEB: the Road Ahead'. Read more about our evaluation of the Money Guidance Pathfinder.
Communication and incentives drive successful pension reform [UoB press release]
29 June 2010
DWP commissioned PFRC to undertake a research review, which draws together evidence, potential learning points and areas of distinction between pension reform in the UK and pension systems in comparator countries. Read more about our review of international pension reform.
Half of British households have 91 per cent of wealth [UoB press release]
7 January 2010
The wealthiest half of British households have 91 per cent of total wealth, with the least wealthy half accounting for only 9 per cent of wealth, according to the latest Wealth in Great Britain report. The report, which contains chapters by PFRC researchers, presents results from the new Wealth and Assets Survey and is published by the Office for National Statistics. Read more about this research and download the full report.