Household Finance Confidence Slides Again In March

The latest Digital Finance Analytics Household Finance Confidence Index for March 2018 shows a further slide in confidence compared with the previous month. The current score is 92.3, down from 94. 6 in February, and it has continued to drop since October 2016. The trend is firmly lower. Across the states, confidence is continuing to … Continue reading “Household Finance Confidence Slides Again In March”

Household Financial Confidence Drifts Lower Again

The latest edition of the Digital Finance Analytics Household Finance Confidence Index shows a further drift lower, remaining below the 100 neutral benchmark. It fell to 94.6 in February, down from 95.1 the previous month. This is in stark contrast to improved levels of business confidence as some have reported. Our latest video blog covered … Continue reading “Household Financial Confidence Drifts Lower Again”

Household Financial Confidence Slips Again In January

Digital Finance Analytics has released the January 2018 update of our Household Financial Confidence Index, using data from our rolling 52,000 household surveys. The news is not good, with a further fall in the composite index to 95.1, compared with 95.7 last month. This is below the neutral setting, and is the eighth consecutive monthly … Continue reading “Household Financial Confidence Slips Again In January”

Household Financial Confidence Trudges South In December

The latest edition of the Digital Finance Analytics Household Financial Security Confidence Index, to December 2017 shows another fall, down from 96.1 last month to 95.7 this time, and remains below the neutral measure of 100. The trend continues to drift south as flat incomes, big debt and now falling home prices all impact. Analysis … Continue reading “Household Financial Confidence Trudges South In December”

Household Finance Confidence Weakens Again

Digital Finance Analytics has released the August 2017 edition of our Household Finance Confidence index, which uses data from our 52,000 household surveys and Core Market Model to examine trends over time. Overall, households scored 98.6, compared with 99.3 last month, and this continues the drift below the neutral measure of 100.  This is an … Continue reading “Household Finance Confidence Weakens Again”

Household Finance Confidence Continues To Fall

Digital Finance Analytics has released the July results from our Household Finance Confidence Index, which shows a further fall, with momentum decaying. The average score was 99.3, down from 99.8 last month and below the neutral setting. However, the average score masks significant differences across the dimensions of the survey results. For example, younger households … Continue reading “Household Finance Confidence Continues To Fall”

Household Finance Confidence Breaks Down

Digital Finance Analytics has today released the Household Finance Confidence index to June 2017, and the news is not good. Overall the index has dropped below the neutral setting and appears to be trending lower. The current reading is 99.8% compared with 100.6 in May. The fall is being driven by a confluence of issues, … Continue reading “Household Finance Confidence Breaks Down”

Household Financial Confidence Waned In May

The results from the latest Digital Finance Analytics Household Finance Confidence Index to end May 2017 is released today, and shows a lower overall score of 100.6, down from 101.5 last month. This is firmly in the neutral zone, but households with mortgages are feeling the pinch and the index is set to go lower … Continue reading “Household Financial Confidence Waned In May”

Household Finance Confidence Wobbles

Digital Finance Analytics has released the latest edition of the Household Finance Confidence index, to end March 2017. The index fell slightly to 102.5 from 103.4, but is still slightly above a neutral setting. Looking at the property segments, we find that whilst owner occupied households are a little more confident, property investor confidence fell, … Continue reading “Household Finance Confidence Wobbles”

Household Finance Confidence Slips After Christmas Binge

We have released the latest edition of the Digital Finance Analytics Household Finance Confidence Index, to end January 2017 today, which is a barometer of households attitudes towards their finances, derived from our rolling household surveys. The aggregate index fell slightly from 103.2 in December to 102.68 during January, but is still sitting above a … Continue reading “Household Finance Confidence Slips After Christmas Binge”