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…

The Money Advice Trust has launched a new face-to-face training course designed to help creditor staff to better support customers affected by gambling, alcohol and substance addictions.  The course has been developed in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, and can be tailored to creditor organisations across a range of sectors. The…

There was a slight fall in the number of debt judgments recorded in the Ireland during the first half of the year, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. There were 1,117 judgments registered against consumers in the first six months of 2017, only one percent higher than the same period last year. But…

The number of debt judgments in Northern Ireland increased during the first half of 2017 according to figures released today by Registry Trust. There were 4,101 small claims judgments in the first six months of the year, a year on year increase of 11 percent. The total value rose by 21 percent to £8.3m. The…

There was a small increase in the numbers of decrees for debt against Scottish consumers during the first half of 2017, according to figures released by Registry Trust. In the first six months of 2017, 10,967 debt decrees were registered against consumers in Scotland, a four percent increase on the same period last year. The…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to almost all regulated firms. The new regime will essentially replace the Approved Persons Regime. The aim of the new regime is to reduce harm to consumers and strengthen market integrity by making individuals more accountable for their…

Consumers will have greater control over their bank data and financial decisions thanks to new laws coming into force in January. The government is bringing in a new regulatory regime for innovative FinTech firms which will transform the way people engage with their finances and make it possible to manage all of their finances at the…

A new toolkit to bring consistency to the way creditors work with debt advice agencies when collecting repayments from people who are in debt has been launched by the Money Advice Service today. This is the first time that all major debt advice agencies and creditors have worked together to raise standards of creditor practice…

The British Bankers Association (BBA) latest data from the high street banks shows that consumer credit growth was 5.1% in May, compared with 6.4% in the previous month. Gross mortgage borrowing totalled £13.3 billion in May. Net mortgage borrowing was 2.4% higher than a year ago. Eric Leenders, BBA Managing Director for Retail Banking said: “This…

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has released its latest member data and shows that the number of outstanding residential interest-only loans has been falling by between 10 and 13 per cent a year since 2012. In the CML survey covers well over 90% of all residential mortgages outstanding, reflecting the industry’s ongoing commitment to…

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