The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published an Occasional Paper outlining the findings from a project that explored how the ageing population would impact the Financial Services industry. The FCA launched the Ageing Population Project in February 2016 to explore how older people use financial services and products. The paper reviews the public policy…

The average share of income that Britain’s families spend on housing has trebled over the last 50 years, with young people having to make do with longer commutes and smaller, insecure rented accommodation, according to a new report published by the Resolution Foundation. The “Home Affront ‘ report by the Resolution Foundation shows that each generation…

Rising debt levels and the continued struggle to meet essential household bills are among the key findings from the latest statistical research released today by StepChange Debt Charity. The Statistics Mid-Year Book which examines the latest trends from the charity’s client data, highlights how increasing numbers of the under-40s, lone parents and people in rented…

The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) says Southern Water has a lot more work to do to curb the number of complaints it receives from customers, despite taking an important step in the right direction. Annual figures published by the water watchdog today show Southern Water has responded positively to CCWater’s pressure to improve its…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for September 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.548 trillion at the end of July 2017. This is up from £1.489 trillion at the end of July 2016 – an extra £1033.06 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK…

 Equiniti has announced the launch of Equiniti Credit Services. Richard Carter is to lead the new business – supplying digitally enabled loan and mortgage solutions – which combines Equiniti Pancredit, Equiniti Gateway and the newly-acquired Nostrum Group. Equiniti Credit Services builds innovative solutions that are transforming the credit industry, offering a complete outsourced credit management…

The Money Advice Service has announced its 2017 over-indebtedness figures for the UK. This year’s report by the Money Advice Service and CACI reveals that 8.3 million (15.9%) people in the UK are living with a debt problem – the figures show a moderate increase from figures released in 2016 (15.4%). The statistics from the…

Callcredit Group and Totallymoney have launched a new Live Credit Score service. The service provides customers with information about changes in their credit status each time they log in. Credit file data is provided by Callcredit and customers now have access to six years’ of credit history information and receive real-time notifications to help them…

A new report from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says that a five-week wait for Universal Credit has been a major factor in pushing claimants into rent arrears. The report shows that people on the new benefit are falling into rent arrears, with over 2 in 5 saying this was due to problems with…

Qualco UK has been awarded ISO 14001 certification by The British Assessment Bureau.  The internationally recognised standard is awarded to organisations that have an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) in place, demonstrating a business-wide commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its activities, products and services through effective recycling, safe waste disposal, pollution prevention and…

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