A new industry careers site for the credit industry and collections industry has been launched by Credit Connect Media. The website is a careers platform which aims to connect the UK’s top credit and collections industry talent with the best career options. Credit-connection.co.uk is an industry careers website sharing the latest job vacancies and a training course…

Local authorities from across the UK will next month come together to discuss ways of transforming their debt collection practices. Credit management firm Intrum UK and its joint venture partner Hammersmith & Fulham Council have launched an ethical debt collection conference to drive change in council collections after a series of reports suggested the public…

Unsecured debt has hit a new peak of £15,400 per household according to new analysis by the Trade Union Congress (TUC)  with a further threat of families being pushed further into the red, Debt levels are now higher than before financial crash. The new analysis  by the TUC shows that household debt rose sharply over 2018, with…

The Justice Committee has launcheed an inquiry into the enforcement of debt by bailiffs (also known as enforcement agents) in England and Wales. The Committee’s inquiry will run alongside an Ministry of Justice (MOJ) consultation and will focus on High Court and Civil Enforcement Officers, who collect debts such as Council Tax, parking fines and utility…

Enforcement specialist Newlyn has announced the appointment of Paul Sharpe as its new Managing Director. Sharpe will join the Newlyn team in January 2019. Sharpe is a highly experienced figure who, since 1985, has worked within the enforcement industry; firstly with John Crilley and Son and latterly with Equita, where he held the position of…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published new rules and fees that will apply to all claims management companies (CMCs) from April 2019. That’s when the FCA takes over responsibility for regulating the firms, which help thousands of people every year. From next April, all CMCs set up or serving customers in England, Scotland and Wales will…

The Money Advice Service (MAS) has launched new guidance which they say will assist Local Authorities to take a more progressive approach to the recovery of Council Tax, encouraging improved resident engagement, fairer outcomes and sustainable arrears repayments. Across the UK, the number of overindebted people is approximately 8.3 million. Furthermore, a third of people…

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has announced a call for evidence to review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms. The call for evidence asks about people’s experiences of the 2014 reforms which regulate how enforcement agents (bailiffs) operate and to end what it calls intimidating practices and to better protect vulnerable people. The consultation has been…

More than 80 percent of North Ayrshire Council tenants on Universal Credit are in rent arrears. Responding to the news the local authority’s leader has branded the welfare policy a ‘tragedy’. Labour Council Leader Joe Cullinane said Universal Credit was pushing families into debt, which could lead to a sharp rise in poverty, hardship and anxiety. Since…

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