New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the number of second charge mortgage repossessions in Q2 2019 was 24, 38.5% lower than in the second quarter of 2018. The rate of second charge mortgage repossessions (as a percentage of outstanding agreements) was 0.07% in the twelve months to June…

Debt purchase and management specialist, Arrow Global, has reported a more than 200% increase in half-year profits. Pre-tax profits for the six months to June 30, were £32.5m, compared with £10.7m last year. Total income of £177.7m was up from £166.9m, while core collections of £202.1m showed a 13.5% increase from £178m. During the six…

Build UK, a representative organisation for the UK construction industry says that its members are continuing to improve their payment performance based on data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance. Build UK began publishing this information just 12 months ago, ahead of the Cabinet Office confirming its intention to take account of payment…

New research from Direct Line for Business has revealed that over the past five years high street businesses have been closing at a rate of four every day as part of the radically changing face of high streets in England and Wales, with shops increasingly being converted into restaurants or takeaways. In 2018/19 two thirds…

Up to half of older homeowners are using equity release to repay debt as they struggle to meet payments, new analysis from independent equity release adviser Key shows. Analysis of customer data suggests that 30% of people are using equity release to repay unsecured debt while 20% are using it to repay mortgages.  Debt is a…