Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for December 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.613 trillion at the end of October 2018. This is up from £1.564 trillion at the end of October 2017, an extra £928.44 per UK adult and £142.69 higher than the previous month. The average…

Data from the winners and finalists of the second annual Credit & Collections Technology have been collated and are now available as part of a report reviewing the 2018 event. The Awards report highlights the unique and transparent ethos of the scheme by providing graphs, statistics and judges comments which highlight the results. The Awards event,…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for November 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.605 trillion at the end of September 2018. This is up from £1.560 trillion at the end of September 2017, an extra £870.78 per UK adult and £76.54 higher than the previous month. The average total…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed to introduce a price cap on the rent-to-own (RTO) sector. The cap, subject to consultation, will come into force on 1 April 2019 providing protection for some of the most financially vulnerable people in the UK. Once in force, the changes are expected to save consumers up to £22.7m per…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has informed Provident Financial that its Home Credit and Satsuma businesses have been fully authorised. Malcolm Le May, Chief Executive Officer of Provident Financial plc said “This is excellent news for our customers and testament to the improvements achieved in Home Credit during the past year from an operational and…

Provident Financial has announced the appointment of Simon Thomas as Chief Finance Officer. Thomas will join the board and start as Chief Finance Officer on the 3rd December 2018. Andrew Fisher, the current Finance Director will step down from the Provident Financial board when Thomas takes up his appointment, but will remain employed by the company…

The Insolvency Service has published the latest personal insolvency statistics for Q3 (July to September 2018) for England and Wales. The statistics show that total personal insolvencies fell by11% from a six-year high in Q2 2018 and are 2% lower than in the same quarter in 2017. This was driven by a decrease in individual voluntary…

The Government has that it will introduce a No-Interest loan scheme and breathing space plans as part of the Autumn budget announcement. Responding to the news The Money Advice says it ‘welcomes action’ on tackling problem debt, including the new details of the government’s Breathing Space scheme, plans to pilot a no-interest loans initiative and…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the complaints figures for regulated firms for the first half of 2018. Complaints continued to increase for the fourth successive half year, reaching a new record level of 4.13 million complaints made to 3,161 firms. This was a 10% increase compared with the previous 6-month period. 98%…

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