Admiral Loans has entered the direct-to-consumer car finance market, launching with HP, PCP and personal loan products. Admiral Loans said it also provides no-obligation quotes which won’t impact consumer credit scores. Admiral offers HP and PCP’s range loans. Scott Cargill UK Chief Executive Officer at Admiral Loans said: “Buying a car is one of the bigger…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for January 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.566 trillion at the end of November 2017. This is up from £1.512 trillion at the end of November 2016 – an extra £1,040.96 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average…

Risk and data science specialist Jaywing, has launched Archetype, a new risk technology product that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep neural nets to help lenders generate transparent statistical models and predict almost any outcome on almost any data set. Archetype uses true AI to generate more powerful models, significantly reducing the time…

Provident Financial is to report a pre-exceptional loss of around £120m in its consumer credit division. The lender has published a trading update for the year to 31st December 2017, ahead of its final results for the year which will be announced in late February. The report summary highlights: Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn have both traded…

Unsecured credit to UK households contracted in Q4 2017, the Bank of England’s (BoE) quarterly Credit Conditions Survey has found. Lenders also said they intended to tighten criteria for the unsecured credit sector, after an increase in default rates during Q4. Overall demand for unsecured lending products excluding credit cards fell during the period, for…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show a growth in new business of second charge mortgages in November 2017. Commenting on the new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said: “The second charge mortgage…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market fell by 8% in November, compared with the same month in 2016, while the value of new business increased by 2% over the same period. The percentage of private…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business grew in November by 5%, compared with the same month in 2016. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 3% compared with November 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 13%. Second charge…

Rapid growth in Britain’s consumer credit has been driven by borrowing by people with good credit scores, not subprime lending, according to research the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Bank of England (BOE). Unsecured consumer lending grew at near double-digit rates in 2016 and 2017, and concern that lenders had overestimated their borrowers’ creditworthiness led…

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