Tag: Household Finance Index

Markit: Household finances continue to be squeezed

Markit: Household finances continue to be squeezed

The Markit Household Finance Index (HFI) has today published a gloomy report as families’ finances were slightly worse in October than in September. Meanwhile, Markit’s HFI, which measures prospects for finances over the coming year, dived to 34.5 this month, from September’s reading of 42.2. The reading represented the lowest in the survey’s history and [...]

October 24, 2011 More
Markit: Household finances at two-year low

Markit: Household finances at two-year low

The Markit Household Finance Index has revealed that households are at their most pessimistic about their finances since March 2009 - when the country was in the midst of recession. The gloomy report comes ahead of Wednesday’s Budget - when Chancellor George Osborne will unveil the Government’s 2011/12 tax and spending plans. Meanwhile, Markit’s household [...]

March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Survey reveals households’ pessimism over finances

Survey reveals households’ pessimism over finances

The Markit Household Finance Index has revealed that households are at their most pessimistic about their finances since April 2009. According to Markit, households are concerned about rising inflation and the survey suggests a gloomy outlook as finances are expected to deteriorate over the next 12 months. The index fell to 36.1 points in January, [...]

January 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More