The Bank of Ireland has released its latest arrears and repossessions statistics. The Residential Mortgage Arrears and Repossessions Statistics for Q2 highlights indicate: The number of mortgage accounts for principal dwelling houses (PDH) in arrears fell further in the second quarter of 2017; this marks the sixteenth consecutive quarter of decline. A total of 73,706 accounts…

Peer-to-peer lending platform JustUs has been granted full authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Founder and Chief Executive Lee Birkett CEO said: “I am thrilled we have secured this authorisation. It has been a long process and we understand the need for the FCA to be thorough and rigorous. It means we can now…

UK Finance has released the latest remortgaging date which shows that lending for house purchases in July was lower than in the preceding month but higher than a year earlier. Highlights from the statistics show: First-time buyers borrowed £5 billion, 15% lower than in June but 14% higher than in July 2016.  They took out…

Challenger Bank, Instabank has announced a partnership with Provenir.  Instabank is using Provenir’s technology to aggregate credit applicant data from structured and unstructured data sources, including credit bureaux and its core banking system, to provide customers with an instantaneous credit decision. Robert Berg, CEO, Instabank said “Our entire approach is built on simplifying banking, making…

“Vulnerable customers are from all backgrounds, in every society and every walk of life; but they may not always be who you think they are!” Those working in the financial services and consumer credit industries will have undoubtedly heard the term ‘Vulnerable Customers’. It has become a common regulatory and workplace reference for a customer who…

250,000 private renting families in England are becoming burdened with serious debt because they have to move house so frequently, according to Shelter. New research from the housing charity says private renting is so unstable, short and expensive that families are being forced to move too frequently. One in four (255,944) renting families are taking…