UK Finance has published its latest Mortgage Trends Update for October 2018  which reveals that remortgaging is at its highest level since 2008. The figures show that there were 50,500 new homeowner remortgages completed in the month, some 23.2 per cent more than in the same month a year earlier. The £9.2bn of remortgaging in…

According to new research, an estimated £143 million’s worth of unwanted Christmas presents will be returned this year.  However, only around two thirds of people will be successful in returning items.    The research, commissioned by GoCompare Money, found that 30% of UK adults have returned a Christmas present they had been given, with 8% doing…

Equifax believes that Open Banking will play a key role in Fintech development in 2019. Jake Ranson, Banking & Financial Institutions Expert and CMO at Equifax UK, believes consumers will begin experiencing the full benefits of Open Banking in the year ahead. “January 2019 marks the first anniversary of Open Banking, and we can expect…

The Bank of England has published its latest mortgage lenders and administrators return (MLAR) is a quarterly statistical release aggregated from data on mortgage lending activities provided by around 340 regulated mortgage lenders and administrators. The figures show that the value of outstanding mortgage balances with some arrears increased for the first time since 2016…

Small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with a turnover between £6.5 million and £10 million and a balance sheet up to £7.5 million will soon be able to have their banking and finance disputes reviewed and redressed through alternative dispute resolution arrangements, following the creation of a specialist ombudsman service with the expertise and powers…

A director of three ‘mortgage support’ companies has been banned by the courts for nine and a half years after taking advantage of customers looking for urgent help with mortgage arrears. Daljit Dhillon, from Sutton Coldfield, appeared at the High Court in Birmingham on 13th September 2018 where an order was made to disqualify her…

2018 has probably been the busiest year for consumer asset sale in the UK since 2008. Speak to any major debt purchaser and they will advise you of the increase in assessing portfolios, pricing calculations and on-boarding customers. Many creditors have used asset sale as part of their process for a number of years. However,…

In the past decade, technological advancements have changed our daily lives beyond recognition. There is no surprise, therefore, that the demands of today’s consumers are forcing businesses to rethink the way they service their customers. The demand for immediate, round-the-clock access to information raises expectations in nearly every industry – and the lending market has…

The Money Advice Trust has announced the launch of the updated CASHflow resource, an online tool which enables people to self-manage their debts, with the support of an adviser. The recent revamp of the online tool brings the style and format of CASHflow from the old Common Financial Statement (CFS) to the new Standard Financial…

Homeowners could see their mortgage bills rise by around £400 a year following the Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates, analysis from Experian reveals. The Bank of England’s Monetary Committee has announced it is hiking base rate to 0.75%, the first rise since last November, The 0.25% rise will see those on Standard…

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