The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced changes to the definition of income between consumer hire leases and consumer credit after a response to its consultation. In December of last year, the FCA made a call for leasing businesses to respond to the regulator. Under the current rule, FCA fees for regulated credit agreements such…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for April 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.578 trillion at the end of February 2018. This is up from £1.53 trillion at the end of February 2017– an extra £1,169.92 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of…

The Credit Services Association (CSA) is concerned that new guidelines for debt advisors could keep customers in debt for longer by failing to reflect their true financial position, and in the worst case push them into unnecessary and potentially damaging insolvency. The CSA believes that the revised guidelines – presented by the Money Advice Service…

Two new appointments have been made at iVendi. Alex Park joins as a Data Engineer, have worked previously with CAPGemini as a big data consultant on a number of high profile, secure data projects. Whilst Michael Brown has been appointed as a Data Scientist, having had previous experience for the Co-op Bank in a similar role within…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), has announced the first of the major sponsors for the 2018 UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), which this year moves to Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon. Conexus Recovery and Field Services, which has clients across the banking, utilities, retail and debt purchasing sectors, is returning as a sponsor and…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its business plan for 2018/19 which sets out the key priorities for the coming year. The FCA says the priorities in this year’s business plan reflect the high level of resource needed to dedicate to European Union (EU) withdrawal, given its impact both on our regulation and the…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business in the point of sale (POS) consumer car finance market increased 7% by volume and 13% by value in February, compared with the same month in 2017. New business volumes in the POS consumer new car finance market fell by 2%…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 10% in consumer finance new business in February, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 10%, compared with February 2017, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 9% over…

The UK new car market declined in March, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with registrations falling 15.7% compared with the same month last year. March 2017 was the biggest month ever for new car registrations, as buyers seized the chance to purchase cars before new Vehicle Excise…

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