Mortgage repayments hit record £38bn

27th September 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

Mortgage repayments jumped by 20% to a record £38 billion in the first half of the year compared to 12 months ago, according to latest Equity Release Council statistics. Debt payments were fuelled by regular repayments and record overpayments, new borrowing ahead of the stamp duty deadline and fewer mortgage payment holidays, as customers began…

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Struggling households urged to seek water bill help with Universal Credit cut looming

27th September 2021 Consumer Collections |

Universal Credit claimants that are set to see their payments cut next month are being urged to make sure they don’t miss out on untapped support to keep their water bills affordable. The Consumer Council for Water (CCW) says water companies have a range of schemes that could ease some of the pressure on households…

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Ofgem appoints Octopus Energy to take on Avro Energy customers

27th September 2021 Consumer Collections |

Ofgem has appointed Octopus Energy to take on supplying Avro Energy’s approximately 580,000 domestic customers. This follows a competitive process run by Ofgem to get the best deal possible for customers. Outstanding credit balances, including money owed to both existing and former domestic customers of Avro Energy will also be honoured. Domestic customers will also…

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Universal Credit cut will leave 1.5m workers in hardship

27th September 2021 Consumer Collections |

Citizens Advice has warned that 1.5 million working people on Universal Credit could be pushed into hardship this winter if their benefits are cut by £20 a week. The charity is anticipating a surge in families seeking its support as rising energy prices and higher living costs are compounded by the cut to Universal Credit.…

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Target Group makes Non-Executive Director appointment

27th September 2021 Appointments |

Business processing and software provider Target Group has announced the appointment of Andrew McIntyre as a Non-Executive Director on Target Group’s board. McIntyre’s addition is just the latest senior appointment as the firm looks to meet its ambitious growth targets, following the recent appointments of John Barker as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Bernard Conlon…

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