The number of debt decrees registered against Scottish businesses fell to a record low during 2017, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. There were 2,192 decrees issued against businesses in Scotland during 2017, 38 percent fewer than the previous year. The fall in decrees registered, coupled with a 58 percent decrease in the…

During 2017, 22,763 debt decrees were registered against Scottish consumers, nine percent more than in the previous year according to latest figures by The Registry Trust. The combined value of all consumer decrees was £64m, just two percent higher than 2016. The mean average value of a consumer decree decreased seven percent. Dropping 10 percent,…

Trade association Energy UK has launched a new independently-chaired commission which will hold hearings across the UK over the coming months to hear from consumer, elderly, disability and mental health groups as well as experts on financial vulnerability. It will consider how vulnerability affects a customer’s ability to engage with the energy market and how…

A drop in the average UK house price of the scale seen in the last financial crisis would put nearly half a million households at risk of negative equity according to analysis by third-party mortgage servicer Computershare. Computershare has forecast that the value of 4.12% of properties – or approximately 458,000 households – would drop…

Open Banking is now a reality and its set to revolutionise the credit industry, especially credit assessment. Access to such data will facilitate better affordability checks and will help identify fraudulent applications as well as potential customers who are already in financial difficulty. But the sheer volume and granularity of the data is exciting and…