Challenger credit bureau Credit Kudos has announced that it has created an Open Banking technology partnership with software development business Paylink Solutions. Using Open Banking, Paylink Solutions has a more efficient and secure process in place for individuals to provide financial information, rather than having to manually input these details and upload documents. Susan Rann,…

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has responded to the FCA consultation on a new directory which will continue to show Appointed Representatives after the Senior Managers & Certification Regime has been extended.  This meets the requirements set out under the Mortgage Credit Directive.  The AMI says it supports the addition of mortgage advisers to this list to…

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA )has decided that the proposed merger between SSE Retail (SSE) and Npower can proceed, following a thorough review. The decision comes after a provisional clearance from the inquiry group of independent Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) panel members, who investigated how the merger would affect householders. The group specifically examined competition concerns around…

Consumer spending across a wide range of UK business sectors is being restricted due to low awareness levels around the availability of point-of-sale credit options. The figures come from a new research report, which found that if consumers didn’t have the immediate funds to purchase something they wanted, just 6% would think to check if…