Morses Club, Chief Executive Officer, Paul Smith has been appointed as a Board Director of the Consumer Credit Trade Association. The CCTA is an independent trade body that represents alternative lenders in the UK. Working closely with regulators and Government, the CCTA aims to promote best practice and provides a strong independent voice for its…

Everyday Loans has announced that Jon Wiggins has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer. Wiggins joined the company in 2017 as Managing Director. Prior to working for the UK’s largest non-standard branch-based lender of unsecured loans, Wiggins held senior roles at financial services multinational Citibank for two decades, including overseeing its Central Europe…

Credit Connect Media announced that it has launched a new event called the Lending Technology Think Tank which will take place on Thursday 22nd April. The event will focus on technological and innovational developments and strategies within lending. The inaugural Think Tank is a multi-session event that includes a diverse range of speakers and is…

New Data published by the Bank of England has indicated continued growth for the Credit Union movement in the UK. The figures covering the financial year for 2020 shows that Credit Unions in England, Scotland and Wales now serve over 1.4 million people and collectively hold assets worth over £2 billion. The new data shows…

Metro Bank is to purchase £384 million in loans from peer-to-peer investors through the RateSetter platform. All RateSettter peer-to-peer investors are to have their money repaid after the platform with Metro Bank is purchasing its remaining loan portfolio. The bank has been funding all new consumer lending on the platform following its acquisition of RateSetter…

Over two-fifths (44%) of UK adults who used a Buy Now Pay Later scheme (BNPL) to fund their Christmas shopping are now concerned about their ability to repay, according to the latest findings by comparethemarket.com. Worryingly, one-fifth (20%) are unable to meet these repayments without having to take on more debt, reflecting the concern that these…

The Government has announced that it will legislate to bring currently unregulated, interest-free Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) into Financial Conduct Authority regulation in order to protect consumers under new plans announced by the government. The Government says that buy-now-pay-later products are rapidly increasing in popularity, with the volume of transactions tripling in 2020 as the pandemic drove…

The UK credit card market is showing signs of recovery, with new accounts up by 16% month-on-month in November, and by 162% since the May 2020 low, according to data from the latest Equifax Market Pulse series. Credit limits, an indicator of lenders’ risk appetite and applicants’ financial health, are however still sliding, down 10%…

Morses Club has seen pre-tax profits hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, saying a decline in customer numbers during the six months to August 29 had been considerably steeper than expected. Restrictions on lending to new customers in place from March until mid-July meant it saw 25,000 fewer new customers. The company has also seen…