Rising debt levels and the continued struggle to meet essential household bills are among the key findings from the latest statistical research released today by StepChange Debt Charity. The Statistics Mid-Year Book which examines the latest trends from the charity’s client data, highlights how increasing numbers of the under-40s, lone parents and people in rented…

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…

 Equiniti has announced the launch of Equiniti Credit Services. Richard Carter is to lead the new business – supplying digitally enabled loan and mortgage solutions – which combines Equiniti Pancredit, Equiniti Gateway and the newly-acquired Nostrum Group. Equiniti Credit Services builds innovative solutions that are transforming the credit industry, offering a complete outsourced credit management…

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…

New figures released tby the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 13% in consumer finance new business in July, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 16% compared with July 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 11%. Second…

The Credit & Collections Technology Awards have confirmed the category list for the 2017 Awards event. The Awards, powered by Credit Connect Media, recognises innovation and technological excellence. Categories include: Innovation in Collections, Lending solution, Credit Risk solution, Best Anti-Fraud solution, Best Collections solution, Best Affordability Assessment solution and Vulnerable Customer Management solution. A full list of…

Short term lender, Cheque Centre has gone into administration. The firm once had more than 300 high street branches but last year closed its remaining outlets to focus on trading over the internet under the Square Today brand. FRP Advisory have been appointed administrators. FRP Advisory said the shift in business strategy left Cheque Centre with…

Home credit specialist Buy As You View(BAYV) has entered administration. Buy As You View, owned by Dunraven Finance, has made 41 job losses with another 226 jobs are at risk. Buy As You View, has 40,000 customers across the UK. EY confirmed it had been appointed by Buy As You View as administrators. EY said…

Morses Club PLC , the UK’s second largest home collected credit lender, has announced its latest results in the period to 26 August 2017. The results have shown that customer numbers increased substantially by 12% to approximately 233,000 as at 26 August 2017, driven by territory builds and organic growth (H1 2017: 2.4%). Total credit issued increased…

The growth in borrowing by consumers appears to be slowing amid a squeeze on households according to the Bank of England’s latest consumer statistics. The annual rate of growth for consumer borrowing through credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans decreased to 9.8% in July, the lowest rate of expansion since April 2016. The growth rate…

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