Staffordshire Credit Union has gone into administration. The Union has more than a thousand members across the country declared it was now in default and cannot repay deposits to its members. A statement on the company website said: “Unfortunately the Staffordshire Credit Union went into administration on September 18 and has now permanently closed. “The…

Ofcom has announced new reforms to protect consumers against bad practices at broadband and mobile providers. The regulator says the reform will focus on communication which includes poor billing service and debt collection exploiting vulnerable customers. The improvements to the rules will also include nuisance calls and complaints. The reforms include: ban providers from charging for caller display facilities,…

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…

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…

Business process outsourcing (BPO) Target Group, has announced several new senior appointments to its Board of Directors and within its leadership team. Andrew Doman and Vivek Agarwal have joined as Non-Executive Directors. Andrew is currently Chairman at Castle Trust and a Non-Executive Director at One Savings Bank.  Dorman will help advise on Target’s business strategy…

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…

Qualco UK has been awarded ISO 14001 certification by The British Assessment Bureau.  The internationally recognised standard is awarded to organisations that have an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) in place, demonstrating a business-wide commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its activities, products and services through effective recycling, safe waste disposal, pollution prevention and…

Statutory debt relief and debt management products overseen by Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) have returned £80 million to creditors in the past year, according to the Annual Report and Accounts published by the Agency today (13 September 2017). A record 1,603 debt payment programmes under the Scottish Government’s pioneering Debt Arrangement Scheme were also completed in…

Citizens Advice is warning that the expansion of Universal Credit is ‘a disaster waiting to happen’, as as new findings show it is pushing people further into debt. The charity says that the government’s plans to accelerate roll-out of the benefit from five to 50 areas a month from October could have catastrophic consequences, as…

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