Lowell has announced changes to its Group Executive team. Current Group Chief Risk Officer, Sara de Tute, has been appointed to the UK Board as a new Non-Executive Director (NED), she will be succeeded by Laurence Bogni-Bartholmé, who joins the Group from Wells Fargo. After five years with Lowell, current Group CRO, Sara de Tute,…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 7% in consumer finance new business in June, compared with the same month last year, and growth of 4% in the second quarter of 2017 overall. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 10% compared with June 2016, while…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the second charge mortgage growth continued in June. Commenting on the June 2017 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said “In June, the second charge…

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…

The number of mortgages in arrears of 2.5% or more of the outstanding balance declined to 88,200 in the second quarter of this year, the lowest level since at least 1994 when this run of data began. The total was 5% lower than in the first quarter (92,600) and amounted to 0.8% of the more…

Lowell has announced that it has delivered a quarter of strong growth in the Q2 period, 1 April to 30 June 2017. Lowell says operationally, these results have been underpinned by the continued commitment to people, strong governance, process improvement and extensive data capabilities. Financial Highlights 28% y-o-y increase in Cash Income to £143m 18%…

Figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the number of second charge mortgage repossessions in Q2 2017 was 36, 10% lower than in the same quarter in 2016. The annual rate of second charge mortgage repossessions as a percentage of average outstanding agreements at the end of Q2 2017 was 0.06%,…

There was a slight fall in the number of debt judgments recorded in the Ireland during the first half of the year, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. There were 1,117 judgments registered against consumers in the first six months of 2017, only one percent higher than the same period last year. But…

The number of debt judgments in Northern Ireland increased during the first half of 2017 according to figures released today by Registry Trust. There were 4,101 small claims judgments in the first six months of the year, a year on year increase of 11 percent. The total value rose by 21 percent to £8.3m. The…

There was a small increase in the numbers of decrees for debt against Scottish consumers during the first half of 2017, according to figures released by Registry Trust. In the first six months of 2017, 10,967 debt decrees were registered against consumers in Scotland, a four percent increase on the same period last year. The…

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