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…

Swedish debt purchaser, DDM Debt AB has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a portfolio of distressed assets from a leading bank in the Czech Republic. The total investment amounts to approximately €12 million. Andreas Tuczka, CEO of DDM, said “This investment is in line with our strategy to continue to…

Lindorff/Intrum Justitia would be interested in buying an Italian bank’s debt collection business to expand in the country, the head of the Scandinavian group’s Italian unit said. Antonella Pagano Lindorff/Intrum Justitia’s Managing Director for Italy, said “We would like to be among the top three players in the Italian market in three-to-five years’ time. Buying…

New figures released tby the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 13% in consumer finance new business in July, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 16% compared with July 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 11%. Second…

Arrow Global Group has announced its latest interim results for the six months to 30 June 2017. Highlights include: · Strong organic portfolio purchases up 30.3% to £125.1 million (H1 2016: £96.0 million) · Revenue growth of 47.6% supported by 11.3% increase in core collections and 98.6% increase in Asset Management income from H1 2016…

Debt Purchaser, Motormile Finance (MMF) have been awarded a Silver rating for ‘outstanding’ customer service – from Investors in Customers (IIC). IIC, a customer experience consultancy, surveys customers, staff and senior management to assess how well a business understands its customer needs and how well it delivers services that meet those needs. Denise Crossley CEO…

The Central Bank of Ireland has released Ireland’s Money and Banking Statistics for July 2017. Here is an overview of the main findings. NFC lending now stands at the lowest level since the series began. However, medium and long-term lending have both been positive on an annual basis for two consecutive months, which masks the substantial…

Debt Purchaser, Arrow Global Group has agreed term with the potential acquisition of Mars Capital UK and Ireland, a leading UK and Irish mortgage servicing businesses, for an enterprise value of £15.5 million. The acquisition further strengthens Arrow Global’s asset management capabilities, while providing a strategic entry into Ireland, a new market for the Group…

The growth in borrowing by consumers appears to be slowing amid a squeeze on households according to the Bank of England’s latest consumer statistics. The annual rate of growth for consumer borrowing through credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans decreased to 9.8% in July, the lowest rate of expansion since April 2016. The growth rate…

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