Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for September 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.592 trillion at the end of June 2018. This is up from £1.545 trillion at the end of June 2017– an extra £900.74 per UK adult. People in the UK owed £1.5955 trillion at the end of July…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, has hailed the success of this year’s UK Credit and Collections Conference Gala Dinner (UKCCC). This year’s event took place at the newly refurbished four-star Crowne Plaza in Stratford-Upon-Avon on 13 September. The conference was divided into morning and…

Green Star Energy has paid compensation for mis-selling to 8,815 customers who were offered only Green Star Energy tariffs when visiting a bespoke page on the price comparison website Utility Discount, which was accessible only via an online advert. Green Star Energy has also paid additional money to Ofgem’s consumer redress fund after it failed…

The winners of the second annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards were announced last night at the Credit Services Associations’s annual Gala dinner at the Crown Plaza in Stratford-upon-Avon. Eighteen winners from the Awards categories which are covered by four main headings of Credit, Collections, Credit & Collections services and Innovation were revealed. Stay tuned…

The UK’s younger generations have increased the amount of debt they owe over the last five years according to analysis within Arrow Global’s consumer research report(Table 1). Significant numbers of millennials also don’t know how much interest they are paying (Table 3), according to the 2018 Debt Britain research from Arrow Global. The findings reveal…

Computershare Loan Services has confirmed it has been appointed standby administrator by Belmont Green for its latest securitisation. The mortgage servicer will undertake the role for Belmont Green Tower Bridge Funding No 2 plc as well as acting as delegate mortgage administrator for the loans. Andrew Jones, Chief Executive Officer at Computershare Loan Services, said:…

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has announced it has had to suspend its Transforming Compliance and Enforcement Programme (TCEP) enforcing court orders and collecting historic criminal debt will continue unchanged after further upgrades to the service, including systems and technology, were put on hold. The plans are no longer affordable within the Ministry of Justice’s…

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced its price cap measures which it says will benefit over 11 million more households on poor value default tariffs and protect them from being overcharged. The announcement follows Parliament passing the Government’s Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act, which became law on July 19 and gives Ofgem a duty…

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed that problem debt costing the economy £847 million a year. The report has found that  £248m of that sum came from increased use of housing and health services Problem debt – defined as the inability to pay debts or household bills – affects an estimated…

New research from Royal London reveals the average cost of a funeral is £3,757, with costs having stabilised this year (£3,784 in 2017). The Royal London National Funeral Cost Index, in its fifth year, shows that London has consistently been the most expensive region in the UK for a funeral, with the average funeral costing…

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