Staffordshire Credit Union has gone into administration. The Union has more than a thousand members across the country declared it was now in default and cannot repay deposits to its members. A statement on the company website said: “Unfortunately the Staffordshire Credit Union went into administration on September 18 and has now permanently closed. “The…

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…

Accountant in Bankruptcy(AIB) has announced that paper bankruptcy applications are to end with all debtor applications to move online from September 2017. From 30 September 2017, money advisers and insolvency practitioners working on behalf of debtors will no longer be able to submit bankruptcy applications on paper forms, with the whole process moving online. Not only…

The Money Charity has appointed Erik Porter as Head of Adult & Industry Programmes. In this role, Porter will have responsibility for adult financial capability programmes and industry consultancy services. Porter has 20 years experience in retail banking within Collections & Recoveries, Credit Operations, and Risk & Control including time spent at Citi and Barlcays/Barclaycard.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The  Money Advice Service (MAS) has announced the date of this year’s Financial Capability Week 2017.  The Week will take place on 13th – 19th November and aims to celebrate, showcase and amplify the work underway to improve financial capability and wellbeing through a series of events on why it matters and how to improve…

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