TotallyMoney, the credit report, eligibility, and comparison specialists and NewDay, a leading specialist financial services provider and one of the largest issuers of credit cards in the UK, have partnered together to re-launch the Fluid Credit Card. A new credit product designed to help Near-Prime consumers reduce interest payments and pay down their balance sooner with a balance transfer…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for May 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.584 trillion at the end of April 2018. This is up from £1.53 trillion at the end of April 2017– an extra £1,026.74 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of £30,601 in…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business in March was at a similar level to that reported in March 2017, and grew 6% in Q1 2018 as a whole. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew in March by 7%, compared with the same…

The amount of new credit issued in the UK went sharply negative in Q1 2018, dipping to a level it has not seen in six years according to research by Pantheon Macroeconomics. The research suggests that consumers also abruptly increased their repayments of loans at the highest rate since records began in 2013, according to Pantheon Macroeconomics…

The Bank of England has announced that it has made a decision to keep interest rates at 0.5%. The news will provide respite to debtors as latest figures from Stepchange reveal that Outstanding lending to individuals is £1,584 billion as at end March 2018. With £209.2 billion is outstanding consumer credit (£70.7 billion on credit cards).…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the final list of the most representative services linked to a payment account and subject to a fee within the meaning of Regulation 3 of the Payment Accounts Regulations. The move is part of the EU Payment Accounts Directive’s goal to improve the transparency and comparability of fee…

The New Payment System Operator (NPSO) has confirmed that it has now taken over responsibility for the operation of two of the UK’s retail payment systems – Bacs and Faster Payments. The successful consolidation of the three operators has been a key focus for both the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and the Bank of England.…

The Bank of England has published its latest monthly Money and Credit report showing consumer credit growth was 8.6 percent in the year to March 2018, down from 9.4 percent in February. Outstanding balances for consumer credit stand at £209.2 billion exceeding the previous quarterly peak of £208.2 billion in the third quarter of 2008. The…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, has confirmed the line-up of speakers for this year’s UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC). Two senior executives from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – Roma Pearson (Head of Consumer Credit) and Richard Fox (Head of Cross-Sectorial & Funds…

Millions of consumers feel they are ‘living beyond their means’, a study has found. Researchers discovered a large percentage of the nation fall back on credit cards and overdrafts when wages fail to last until the end of the month according to new research by Vantage Leasing. Of the 2,000 Consumer surveyed, 43 percent have…