New research from innovative equity release lender more 2 life has revealed that nearly a third (28%) of adult children (aged 30-55) have never discussed their parents’ financial circumstances as a family. These people describe their family as being ‘very private’ about their personal finances, suggesting that money matters are rarely or never discussed as a family.…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the point of sale (POS) consumer car finance market fell by 1% in November, compared with the same month in 2017. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the POS was 91.2% in the twelve months to November.…

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show second charge mortgages increased by 21% in November. Commenting on the November 2018 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 market has reported a…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business grew by 2% in November, compared with the same month in 2017. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 1% compared with November 2017, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 2%. Second…

A new industry careers site for the credit industry and collections industry has been launched by Credit Connect Media. The website is a careers platform which aims to connect the UK’s top credit and collections industry talent with the best career options. Credit-connection.co.uk is an industry careers website sharing the latest job vacancies and a training course…

The Money Advice Trust has welcomed Lloyds, Santander and RBS’ plans to introduce controls for their customers over where they can spend their money, including allowing the blocking of gambling payments. The announcement follows on from the launch of similar controls by Barclays last month and work from Monzo and Starling in this same area…

Data from the latest report from the Bank of England data shows that the annual growth rate of consumer credit slowed in November 2018, but credit card lending was still 7.9% higher than a year earlier, with other consumer credit lending up by 6.6%. Commenting on the latest figures, StepChange Debt Charity CEO Phil Andrew…

As half-season tickets go on sale, football fans are being warned about the massive gulf in rates charged on loans by clubs. Depending on who you support, you may have to pay up to 36.3% APR to watch your favourite team play. These findings come from research by free-for-life credit report provider Noddle.co.uk – who…

UK Finance has published its latest Household Finance Update for November 2018 which has revealed that £11.3bn of credit card spending in November was 7.5 per cent higher than November 2017. Over the past twelve months, the outstanding level of credit card borrowing grew by 5.3 per cent. Personal borrowing through loans and overdrafts grew…

omputershare Loan Services has launched Zephyr Homeloans: a dedicated buy-to-let lender that provides a range of mortgage products for professional portfolio landlords and other specialist property investors. The underlying funding is arranged separately. Computershare says that Zephyr aims to support intermediaries by offering proactive guidance and providing mortgage solutions that will help them meet the…

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