Citizens Advice is warning that the expansion of Universal Credit is ‘a disaster waiting to happen’, as as new findings show it is pushing people further into debt. The charity says that the government’s plans to accelerate roll-out of the benefit from five to 50 areas a month from October could have catastrophic consequences, as…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) for deals of up to £20 million grew by 6% in July, compared with the same month last year. Including high-value deals, new business fell by 1% over the same period. The plant and…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance business volumes fell by 7% in July, compared with the same month in 2016, while the value of new business was up by 3% over the same period. The percentage of private new car sales…

Commenting on the July 2017 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said “The second charge mortgage market reported its fifth consecutive month of growth in July, with new business up 23% by value and 21% by volume.…