New research from NS&I has revealed that 14% of Britons (7 million people) think they may have lost track of a financial product, highlighting the staggering amount of money left dormant with UK financial services providers. And it’s not just savings accounts, with a fifth (20%) admitting there is a possibility that they have lost…

New statistics published by StepChange Debt Charity have laid bare the alarming scale and changing nature of problem debt in the UK. They show that 326,897 people contacted the charity for help with their debts in just the first six months of 2018. Of the 180,644 who received full debt advice and a recommended debt…

Citizens Advice has revealed customers who stay loyal to their providers are losing out on over £4 billion a year. The national charity has lodged a super-complaint with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), calling for the regulator to outline how the problem can be fixed. The practice of overcharging loyal customers is widespread and…

Ofcom has set out proposals to ensure fairer, more transparent prices for mobile customers who pay for handsets and airtime within the same contract. The regulator says that buying a handset with a mobile contract is a popular way for people to receive a new phone, as it allows them to spread the cost over many months.…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for September 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.592 trillion at the end of June 2018. This is up from £1.545 trillion at the end of June 2017– an extra £900.74 per UK adult. People in the UK owed £1.5955 trillion at the end of July…

New research from Citizens Advice reveals an estimated 4 million people in the UK have been charged for phones they already own, paying a total of £490 million extra on their last contracts. Three of Britain’s biggest mobile phone networks – EE, Three and Vodafone – routinely charge customers extra for their handsets after they…

The winners of the second annual  2018 Credit & Collections Technology Awards have been revealed. There were sixteen winners from the eighteen Awards categories which are covered by four main headings of Credit, Collections, Credit & Collections services and Innovation. The awards ceremony was held at Credit Services Association’s (CSA) annual Gala dinner at the…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business grew in July by 9%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 11% compared with July 2017, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 4%. Second charge…

People are increasingly struggling with ‘smaller but trickier’ debts on everyday household bills, according to new figures from National Debtline, run by the Money Advice Trust. The charity expects the number of calls to National Debtline to hit 189,000 by the end of the year – the highest level in five years – with webchat…

New research from LiveLend has revealed that more than one in four (26%) people who took out a loan in the last five years were stung by extra costs they’d not noticed.  The research showed that most consumers are most likely to be caught out by fees for ‘same day money’ followed by missed or…

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