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…

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…

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.…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a Decision Notice in respect of Mohammad Ataur Prodhan, the former Chief Executive Officer of Sonali Bank (UK) (SBUK), fining him £76,400. Prodhan has referred this Decision Notice to the Upper Tribunal (the Tribunal) where he and the FCA will each present their cases. The Tribunal will determine…

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Future Space innovation hub, and fintech company Flexys are using advice from Bristol University’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC) and working with UWE Bristol’s Computer Science and Creative Technologies department to research the way customers in debt can manage their arrears. Guidance from the Financial Conduct Authority…

Zopa has announced that it has been approved for a bank licence with restrictions. This is called the ‘mobilisation’ phase of the process where the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) put some restrictions in place. Zopa will be granted a full licence once it meets the conditions set by the regulators…

Experian has announced that has launched what it calls a transformative change to the way consumers shop for credit cards. Experian’s new comparison services will now mean that consumers will see a guaranteed rate when shopping for cards with certain providers. Credit card and loan providers only need to offer their headline representative Annual Percentage…

A new Open Banking platform providing consumer bank account data free-of-charge to mortgage finance providers is set to launch this week. LendingMetrics’ OpenBankVision will allow users access to 90 days of bank statements with no minimum or maximum cap on the number of requests, when it goes live on December 3. Finance companies using the…

Record levels of employment, Brexit and the ongoing skills shortage have resulted in increased business for recruiters in the last year, according to new research from independent financial services provider, Bibby Financial Services (BFS). Nearly three-fifths (59%) of companies in the sector experienced improved business performance over the past 12 months, with nearly two thirds…

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