New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market fell by 8% in November, compared with the same month in 2016, while the value of new business increased by 2% over the same period. The percentage of private…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business grew in November by 5%, compared with the same month in 2016. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 3% compared with November 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 13%. Second charge…

Rapid growth in Britain’s consumer credit has been driven by borrowing by people with good credit scores, not subprime lending, according to research the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Bank of England (BOE). Unsecured consumer lending grew at near double-digit rates in 2016 and 2017, and concern that lenders had overestimated their borrowers’ creditworthiness led…

Citizens Advice is urging people to do their homework before signing up to any fitness memberships this new year, to make sure they don’t end up out of pocket. As many people seek to turn over a healthy new leaf in 2018 the charity is sharing its top tips to make sure signing up for…

Plans to protect people from unresolved debts which can damage credit ratings without them knowing have been outlined by the Government. It has launched a consultation on how County Court Judgments (CCJs) are issued after concerns were raised that some rogue companies were deliberately sending claims to consumers using incorrect addresses. Credit ratings can be…

As 2018 fast approaches, new data from MoneySuperMarket reveals that the average Brit will see in the New Year with over two thousand pounds (£2,172) of debt hanging over their heads. Despite 55 percent of Brits feeling confident that they will stay within budget this Christmas, the leading price comparison website reveals that eight in 10 would…

One in three consumers shopped ‘blindly’ this Christmas – by not checking their bank balance before, during or after hitting stores and retail websites according to latest research by Asda Money Despite 77 percent setting a typical budget of £539 the study of 2,000 adults found overall one fifth spent more than they intended to.…

Christmas shoppers will spend record amounts on credit cards as consumers search for safer online shopping according to new research by Equiniti. Credit card payments have already seen an uptick in the value of payments made in 2017 with over £3 trillion already spent on credit cards up to October (the latest data available), compared…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a package of proposals on how firms and individuals will move to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime. The aim of the new regime is to make individuals more accountable for their conduct and competence. Earlier this year, the FCA consulted on extending the new regime to almost…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 10% in consumer finance new business in October, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 13% compared with October 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 3%. Second…

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