Helplines for people with money worries are gearing up for one of the busiest times of the year, with a call about debt expected every four minutes throughout January at the according to the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS). Last year, nearly 3,500 debt calls were made to the free Money Advice Service (MAS) helpline…

In December, the following administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 151617 LTD ACEGOLD LTD ACORN SCAFFOLDING (YORKSHIRE) LTD ACTIVE SECURITIES LTD ADDITION MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES U.K. LTD AG RETAIL CARDS LTD AKAAL CONSTRUCTION LTD ALEXANDER WADDINGTON LTD ALPINE WINDOW AND DOOR SYSTEMS LTD AMG ELECTRONICS LTD AQUAFLAME…

In December, Winding Up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 1ST PLATINUM INVESTMENTS LTD 78 MCT LTD ABFIT LTD ABR RESCUE LTD ABSOLUTE CONTRACT CLEANERS LTD ACE BUILDINGS AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES LTD ACORN EAST ANGLIA LTD ACTWELL INC LTD ADEPT FULFILMENT LTD ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION AND MASONRY…

Victims of Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud face a £3 billion shortfall in compensation according to new Fraud Tracker figures from secure payments solution Shieldpay. Some 4.2 million1 people in the UK have been caught out by scammers at some point in their life through APP fraud. APP fraud happens when someone is tricked into…

Property finance specialist LendInvest has announced that its Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Christian Faes, is handing over day-to-day management of the business to a long-serving member of the management team. Rod Lockhart will become the CEO of LendInvest and joins the company’s Board of Directors. Faes, who co-founded LendInvest in 2008, remains fully…

Money Advice Scotland is piloting open banking technology from Experian which could help them to speed up the initial stages of debt advice.  The money charity’s new webchat service uses Experian’s open banking tool, the Affordability Passport, to gather crucial income and expenditure data, as well as a statement of consumer credit debts. It takes…

National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) announces the launch of its inaugural Commercial Broker Awards. The awards ceremony will be hosted at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Thursday 23rd April 2020, where the winners of each award category will be announced. The events will see fourteen award categories from which NACFB brokers can…

Payments technology company Acquired.com have been granted full PISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider) accreditation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The exciting milestone will allow Acquired.com’s clients to access ledger to ledger payment capabilities, providing them with real time direct transfers without the costs, delays and administration associated with traditional processes via card schemes and…

The Gambling Commission has announced a ban on gambling businesses allowing consumers to use credit cards to gamble. The ban, which comes into effect on 14 April, follows the Commission’s review of online gambling and the Government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures. A public consultation was carried out between August and November 2019. Twenty-four…