New year, blue me: How Brits navigate the ‘January blues’

As the holiday buzz fades, January can bring a mix of emotions. We’ve delved into our recent survey to understand how Brits navigate post-Christmas financial strains and cope with the ‘January blues’.

A calendar displaying the month of January in 2024. With a white alarm clock and a small plant on a purple background.
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Although December brings a month of Christmas cheer, the aftermath often casts a shadow on financial stability, with 40% of UK consumers grappling with cash constraints post-festivities.[1] Paired with the bleakness of the month, this monetary strain contributes to the onset of January blues.

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