Consumer Credit Trade Association (CCTA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Greg Stevens has announced that he will be stepping down to take over the role of Council Chair. In a statement, Stevens said “After the most peculiar and difficult business year that I can remember, I will be handing over the reins of the CCTA to…

FinTech startup Zilch has become one of the first Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) to secure consumer lending authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The company says that it aims to redefines the BNPL market by placing consumer financial wellness at the heart of its operations and recently announced an Open Banking data partnership…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed updated guidance to firms setting out enhanced support that should be available to consumer credit customers experiencing payment difficulties as a result of coronavirus. The guidance covers users of personal loans, credit cards, store cards, catalogue credit, rent to own, buy now pay later, pawnbroking, motor finance and…

Latest figures from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) have indicated that there was a surge in complaints about consumer credit services in the three months to September, with claims management companies said to have driven a big rise in complaints being upheld. FOS says that between July and September 2020, there was a continued increase…

Credit insight service,  Aire has announced an affordability assessment partnership with N Brown Group to improve credit decisioning for more than 40,000 new customer credit applications. The partnership supports credit applications across all of N Brown’s brands, including Jacamo, JD Williams, Ambrose Wilson and Simply Be – as well as their newest brand, Home Essentials.…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced proposals for further support to consumer credit borrowers impacted by coronavirus. In September, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced tailored support for borrowers affected by coronavirus (Covid-19) after 31st October, which it would keep under review as the pandemic evolved. As a result of increasing restrictions announced in…

The Consumer Finance Association (CFA) has expressed concerns as information about Woolard Review panel emerges. In September 2020, the FCA Board asked Christopher Woolard to review change and innovation in the unsecured credit market and to report to them in early 2021. The Review will concentrate on how regulation can better support a healthy unsecured…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is expected to announce more details of an extension to the mortgage holiday scheme, with the initiative originally set to have expired on Saturday (31st October) but extended due to the national lockdown announced for England at the weekend. The FCA has already said that those who have yet to…

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) provider Zilch has partnered with challenger credit reference agency and Open Banking provider Credit Kudos to better assess the affordability of its customers. Zilch says that the COVID-19 outbreak has brought affordability into sharp focus and BNPL providers are under increased pressure to protect potential borrowers – in particular young…

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