Week in numbers

28% – the percentage of working homeowners over 50 who plan to use equity release to help fund their retirement, according to LV=

61% – According to Gocompare.com 65% of university students say money worries are the biggest source of stress they face

34% – One third of the nation’s are defined as “at risk of failure” in the next 12 months.

62% – The percentage of brokers who believe they will do more bridging business over the next year.

100% – The proportion of people who will be glad to see pay day lenders regulated (apart from pay day lenders of course).

80% – The rise of mortgage complaints from the second half of last year compared to the first half of this year, according to the FSA.

40% – The proportion of UK households who expect their finances will deteriorate over the next 12 months, according to Markit.

£163,376 – The average house price in England and Wales, according to Land Registry’s data for August

2.7% – Euro area inflation estimate for September from the European Commission

7% – Proportion of UK drivers who can recognise common car tools such as a car jack or tyre pump when tested, says LV=

100,000 – number of FTBs who have turned to ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ since financial crisis in a bid to get on the property ladder, according to HSBC