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In the meantime, three-quarters of all credit card companies accept requests from clients who don't deserve anything. Barclaycard, the largest credit card company, has lowered the income barrier. Eighty-two credit card companies required candidates to make at least £10,000 a year five years ago. Today only 31 tickets have the same criterias. Lloyds in 2012 required a guaranteed income of at least 15,000 per year for almost half of its tickets, but this has now been lifted.
Lewis is one of the few suppliers to have tightened its requirements and raised its thresholds progressively from zero in 2012 to £6,750 this year. From the period before the 2007/08 2007/08 credit crunch, we all know how susceptible the UK is to a bursting credit bubble. However, we are not yet sure how much we will be able to recover. Last months alone, buyers put another 520 million pounds on their credit-card.
However, there is growing support that our major institutions, which before the last subprime meltdown were acting so unresponsibly - with unsustainably modelled schemes such as the infamous 125 per cent Northern Rock mortgages - are once again causing disaster. According to today's Mail, three fourths of credit card companies, among them Lloyds Bank, are willing to provide plastics to those who earn little or nothing.
Ahead of the global economic downturn, the share of households' indebtedness in the country's overall production rose to 160 percent. During the ensuing major economic downturn it dropped to 140 per cent but the Bank of England figures show that it is on the move again. Three percent. Bank of England has instructed the Prudential Regulation Authority, its branch which oversees the major banking institutions, to check the creditworthiness of the loans to be paid out.
Following the credit crunch, the Bank of England asked the Treasury Department for a "toolbox" of power enabling it to take immediate action to limit credit. Obviously, it is now necessary for uncollateralised credit and credit card transactions to be checked just as intensively as those on mortgages.
There is no interest in the parties concerned in the current credit squeeze continuing unhindered.