Freedom Finance and Asda Money have announced an unsecured personal loan partnership. The partnership will provide Asda Money’s customers with access to Freedom Finance’s specialist broker team and to its financial technology platform to search through its panel of lenders. The new platform can be accessed online and via telephone and will give customers the…

High Street lender H&T has announced its latest company results with it’s loans business showing an 88% increase on last year. The results for the last six months (ending 30th) June 2017. John Nichols, Chief xEecutive, said: “We have made a strong start, in this our 120th anniversary year, with a 62% increase in profit before…

Complaints about consumer credit including payday loans and hire purchase showed a rise in the second quarter according to latest statistics released by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Consumer credit complaints totalled 7,281 in the three months to June 30, up from 5,846 in the same period last year. Payday loans, which provide short-term credit at…

Credit decisioning specialist Zoot,  has announced a partnership with credit scorecards specialist Credit Kudos. The combination will enable lenders to easily incorporate account transaction data into their existing risk process, leveraging Credit Kudos’ pre-configured risk models through Zoot’s cloud-based platform integrating data and scoring to create a seamless application process. Adam Jackson, Zoot’s Managing Director…

Short term lender Oakam, has appointed Julie Haugen to Chief Product & Marketing Officer. Most recently, she was Oakam’s Head of Digital Strategy & Customer Experience, playing an instrumental role in the digital transformation of the business. In her new position, Haugen will drive customer-led digital product innovation through closer alignment of Oakam’s marketing and…

Non-Standard Finance has announced that it has agreed to acquire George Banco from its existing shareholders for an enterprise value of £53.5million, payable in cash. Completion is expected in September 2017 and the acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing in the first full year following completion. Having launched in April 2014, George Banco has grown rapidly…

Credit decision making specialist Zoot has announced that it has strengthened its partnership with Dollar. Dollar has used Zoot’s instant credit decision solution since 2014 to host their consumer lending application process for the company’s online lending businesses in the UK. This successful collaboration has now been expanded to utilise Zoot for Dollar UK’s retail portfolio under…

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Credit Union (BFWCU) has announced the addition of two new members to its board. Michael Vincent and Joseph Tantram will help oversee BFWCU operations and support borrowers and savers in the town, after being invited to join the board for their professional skills, local connections and specialist knowledge. Vincentl is a…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the outcome of its review into high-cost credit, which includes its assessment of the effectiveness of the payday loan price cap. The review provides clear evidence that FCA regulation of high-cost short-term credit (often known as ‘payday lending’) has delivered substantial benefits to consumers. The review found that…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to almost all regulated firms. The new regime will essentially replace the Approved Persons Regime. The aim of the new regime is to reduce harm to consumers and strengthen market integrity by making individuals more accountable for their…

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