A new report by research specialist Gartner says that Digitalisation will make most heritage financial firms irrelevant by 2030. These firms will struggle for relevance as global digital platforms, fintech companies and other nontraditional players gain greater market share, using technology to change the economics and business models of the industry. Speaking at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 on…

More than half of UK consumers (54 percent) would be ready to use biometric payment cards if they were available at their bank today, according to new research revealed by digital security leader Gemalto and conducted by GfK.  For 82 percent of consumers, it would even become their preferred payment card – generating a clear ‘top of…

The Insolvency Service has published the latest personal insolvency statistics for Q3 (July to September 2018) for England and Wales. The statistics show that total personal insolvencies fell by11% from a six-year high in Q2 2018 and are 2% lower than in the same quarter in 2017. This was driven by a decrease in individual voluntary…

The Bank of England latest figures has revealed that consumer credit increased by £0.8bn in September. This was less than in August, as new borrowing for car finance fell sharply. Consumer borrowing grew at its lowest rate for three years last month after car sales dropped 20 percent, The annual growth rate of consumer borrowing…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the complaints figures for regulated firms for the first half of 2018. Complaints continued to increase for the fourth successive half year, reaching a new record level of 4.13 million complaints made to 3,161 firms. This was a 10% increase compared with the previous 6-month period. 98%…

Experian has announced that rental payment information will appear on credit reports of more than 1.2 million tenants from across the UK. Tenants can see their rental payments on Experian’s CreditExpert and statutory credit reports as part of the Rental Exchange initiative, developed in partnership with the Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of…

UK Finance has published its household finance update for September 2018 which reveals that Gross mortgage lending across the residential market in September was £21.5bn, some 1.2 percent lower than last September. The number of mortgages approved by the main high street banks in September was 9.1 percent lower than last September; approvals for house purchase…

With many headlines sounding the death knell for cash, its popularity and use continues to endure robustly, according to the October 2018 Money Statistics, produced by The Money Charity. Despite reports that the tipping point has been reached, with the UK’s preferred payment methods now being digital, LINK cash machines were used on average 93 times…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for October 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.5987 trillion at the end of August 2018. This is up from £1.5544 trillion at the end of August 2017, an extra £849.91 per UK adult and £66.96 higher than the previous month. The average…

The New Payment System Operator / NPSO – has announced it now has a new name and brand: Pay.UK. Pay.UK’s remit includes working in the public interest to ensure that the systems the country relies on for its banking transactions are safe, open, innovative and resilient. Every day, individuals and businesses use the services we provide…