A higher percentage of women than men in England and Wales entered insolvency in 2017, continuing the trend of recent years, says insolvency trade body R3, commenting on the annual personal insolvency statistics released by the Insolvency Service. Looking at the geographical spread in the statistics, the North East and coastal towns such as Plymouth…

The Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) has announced that is looking for a new Chair. Current MALG Chair Liz Barclay will step down later this year after three years in the role. MALG says the new Chair must be passionate about improving the lives of people in problem debt; someone with influencing skills and ambition to…

The National Housing Federation, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Community Housing Cymru and the Northern Irish Federation of Housing Associations, are joining together to warn that the Universal Credit system is “flawed” and causing debt, suffering and hardship for the families they house. Together these organisations represent more than 1,000 housing associations housing over…

New research from TDX Group has indicated that people living in East Anglia, Brighton and Newcastle residents are the most likely to be insolvent. Commenting on the research Richard Haymes, Head of Financial Difficulties at TDX Group, an Equifax said  “Our latest research shows a significant and growing disparity between the level of individual insolvencies across…

New research from Direct Line Life Insurance reveals consumers are hiding over £69bn of debt from their partners. People are completely in the dark over their loved ones’ finances, with 8.3 million (16 per cent) of consumers having debts their partner knows nothing about. The average debt hidden from a partner in the UK is £8,293,…

Latest research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JFR) has revealed that low-income families need a third more disposable income than a decade ago to make ends meet and are facing bigger barriers to meet rising costs – despite tightening their belts and shopping around online for better deals and tariffs. The rising cost of transport,…

The switch to Universal Credit is hitting parents with upfront childcare bills that have reached £1,000, new analysis from Save the Children has revealed. In a new report, the charity has warned that this will force families into ‘childcare debt’ or block them from going back to work unless the government makes urgent changes. The report…

Credit cards are getting more expensive according to new data released by Moneyfacts which revealed that credit card borrowing is rising by around £3 billion year-on-year and £318 million of debt on plastic was written off in the first quarter of 2018. The report says that it is more likely than not that interest rates…

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