Just under seven million Brits believe they are living debt free despite owing millions, according to the first consumer debt profile from uSwitch.com. The research shows that while three quarters (74%) of consumers are in debt, one in five (14%) don’t realise their monthly bills, for example, their car insurance or store card payments, is actually repaying…

The government has announced that it will not review logbook loan reform as part of its Goods Mortgages Bill. The decision has been described as ‘deeply disappointing’ by the Money Advice Trust. The Bill, announced in the June 2017 Queen’s Speech, was drafted by the Law Commission following a comprehensive review commissioned by the Treasury in…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for May 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.584 trillion at the end of April 2018. This is up from £1.53 trillion at the end of April 2017– an extra £1,026.74 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of £30,601 in…

Doorstep lender Provident Financial has announced its latest financial results which indicate an upbeat start to 2018. Group Chief Executive, Malcolm Le May, Group Chief Executive, said “I am very pleased with the operational and financial performance of the group during the first quarter of the year and we are on-track to deliver results for…

The Credit & Collections Technology Awards has confirmed the judges for the 2018 event. Launched in 2017, the second annual awards seek to recognise excellence in credit and collections technology. The judging panel includes industry association leaders whose expertise includes specialisms from a diversity of different backgrounds, this ranges from consumer and business commercial through to lending and collections.…

The UK’s second largest home collected credit Morses Club has announced its preliminary results for the 52 weeks ended 24 February 2018. Commenting on the results Paul Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Morses Club, said “We are very pleased to report that FY18 was an even stronger year for Morses Club, reflecting our continued success in serving…

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…

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…

Following a detailed consultation and analysis, Account in Bankruptcy (AiB) has announced that it is recommending to Scottish Ministers that it introduces the Standard Financial Statement (SFS) for assessing the income and expenditure of debtors from October 2018. The Standard Financial Statement has been introduced across the UK as a unified method for assessing a debtor’s…

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