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Week in numbers

40% – The percentage of couples who have shelved plans to start a family because they can’t afford it, according to research from Skipton Building Society.

1,000 – The number of Facebook employees who will become millionaires as a result of its £66bn flotation.

$1.5bn – The estimated share U2’s Bono will have in Facebook following its flotation, making him the richest rock star in the world.

£709 – The average monthly rent in England and Wales, after rising by 0.5% in April, according to LSL Property Services.

£20 – The amount that mortgage repayments would have to increase by to put 100,000 individuals at risk of losing their homes, according to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service.

58 – The number of 95% LTV deals that are being offered by 22 lenders, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk.

10% – The number of new homes in the UK that are self-built, according to the Building Societies Association.

£150 – The amount someone using a payday loan company could be charged if they repay their loan 10 days late, according to Which?.

 

 

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