$28bn – the cost of rescuing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to Standard & Poor’s. It also estimates a further $400bn would be needed to capitalise any entities that replace them.
£6.75 – the cost of happiness, according to Skipton Building Society. The mutual’s research suggests that for as little as an extra £6.75 a week Brits would stop worrying about money and banish feelings of guilt.
37% – The number of Brits who are happy to talk about their salary. A survey by uSwitch.com shows one in five people would discuss bonuses and almost 23% would discuss their debts.
53% – the amount Scottish people save more than the UK average, according to a survey by Fair Investment Company. It found that people living in the North are saving more than southerners generally.
£19.2bn – the total amount of money invested ethically in the UK in the past 12 months, according to Co-operative Financial Services. This is up 34% on the previous year.
46% – the percentage of the UK population who get involved in their local community and demonstrate loyalty to where they live. The survey found 13% volunteer for local charities while 5% drink only the local beer. Santander’s national key accounts team on a community day for arts organisation Art4space