Credit cards can be a responsible way to spread the cost of large but infrequent purchases, however new research suggests that this is not the way many young people are choosing to take on debt. A new study from comparethemarket.com reveals that nearly a fifth (18%) of 18-24-year olds use their credit card every day.…

Irish bank Permanent TSB has announced that it is selling 1,932 home loans that have fallen into arrears to Start Mortgages. Star Mortgages are part of US vulture fund Lone Star. The deal is thought to be worth €264 million, slightly more than half the €506 million that the borrowers owe. Permanent TSB Chief Executive,…

Leading business groups and insolvency experts have written to the Chancellor to warn that plans to prioritise repayments to HMRC over repayments to other creditors in insolvencies will have serious consequences for the UK economy. Under legislation included in the draft Finance Bill, the Government is planning that, from 6 April 2020, certain tax debts…

Parents and guardians are being urged to warn their children about the dangers of becoming a money mule, with figures revealing the number of 14-18-year olds misusing their bank accounts has risen by 73 per cent in two years. As part of the Don’t Be Fooled awareness campaign, over the coming weeks a number of…

The number of restaurant businesses going insolvent has jumped 25% in the last year to 1,410 in 2018/19, up from 1,130 in 2017/18, according to new figures from UHY Hacker Young. The report says that the rapid growth of the causal-dining sector since the last recession had resulted in an over-saturated mid-market which is still…