Business lender, Iwoca, has announced it has connected to Barclays and HSBC banks under Open Banking, expanding the the number of Open Banking connections offered by Iwoca to three, including Lloyds Bank, enabling more than 60 percent of the lender’s customers to take advantage of the Open Banking service. Open Banking is the new regulation which…

P PayPlan has been recognised by the Advice Service Alliance for its excellent practice and determined approach to provide clients with the best possible advice and debt solution, during its recent Advice Quality Standard (AQSv2) assessment. The Advice Service Alliance commended the free debt advice provider for recognising the shift in client needs and offering a multiple…

The Bank of England has published its latest mortgage lenders and administrators return (MLAR) is a quarterly statistical release aggregated from data on mortgage lending activities provided by around 340 regulated mortgage lenders and administrators. The figures show that the value of outstanding mortgage balances with some arrears increased for the first time since 2016…

Barclays mobile banking customers can now choose to block their ability to spend with certain types of retailer, in a move designed to help vulnerable customers struggling with addictions. The move is designed to help customers take more control of their finances. The new feature  could help those dealing with gambling problems, for example, to…

Measures to increase transparency and prevent abuse of limited partnerships, which some criminals have used to launder dirty money through the UK have been unveiled, as the government published its response to the consultation on the reform of Limited Partnership law. Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) and Limited Partnerships (LPs) are used by thousands of legitimate British…

Money Advice Service research has revealed that 45% of parents say their children are more likely to pester them for money or to buy them things in the lead up to Christmas. ‘Pester power’ is the ability children have to convince their parents to buy something, by asking for something repeatedly. A third of parents…

The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) received 1,110 complaints from non-household customers between 1 July and 30 September this year, making it the worst quarter since the market opened in April 2017. The increase has undermined the improvement witnessed by the consumer body during the first three months of 2018/19 when complaints fell for the…

BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK has launched a new motor finance solution with Ivendi. BNP Paribas, has a wealth of motor finance experience globally, and currently works with 1800 dealers in over 11 countries, as well as partnering across a network of 16 manufacturers. Working with highly experienced specialist teams at iVendi, a new, digital solution…

British shoppers have been warned to be extra vigilant this Christmas from fraud, as findings from Shieldpay’s latest Fraud Tracker reveal that one in five people (20%) have been scammed whilst buying Christmas presents online. Nearly one in 10 (9%) claim to have never received the item they purchased, whilst the rest reported that they…

One Select, an energy supplier with about 36,000 domestic customers, has ceased to trade. Under Ofgem’s safety net, the energy supply of One Select’s customers will continue as normal. The outstanding credit balances of domestic customers will be protected. Ofgem will choose a new supplier to take on One Select’s customers as quickly as possible.…

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