Interactive Debt Map Launched

By June 8, 2010Articles

Well, there’s not much fun in the world of debt but this interactive debt map from the Centre for Responsible Credit comes close.

In all seriousness, this interactive tool reveals levels of debt throughout the country on a county-by-county and, in some cases, a town-by-town basis. In terms of house repossession, Corby in Northamptonshire, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Knowsley, Thurrock, Burnley and Luton had the highest proportion of repossession claims per 1,000 of the population in 2009. The tool will also show you figures for personal insolvencies, unemployment rates, bankruptcies, IVA levels, and landlord repossessions (just click on the Data tab followed by CfRC Indicators to see what’s available).

The Centre for Responsible Credit, according to its website, is “an independent, not for profit, research and policy unit.” They publish analysis of policy and regulatory trends and information about the “impacts of debt and financial problems.”