Latest statistics from The Money Charity have revealed that English students owe more than ever before. The average debt for the graduates who entered repayment this year was £24,640, up from £21,170 in 2015. Due to incremental rises to tuition fees and maintenance loans, the sum owed by students has risen steadily for the past decade,…

The study by Shelter and YouGov found that one in three families have little or no personal savings to fall back meaning that a staggering three million working families could be just one pay cheque away from losing their home. The research also revealed that a fifth of working parents face the prospect of being immediately unable to…

Freedom Finance’s finance merger completion will mean that 15 people will join from Sensible Homes Loans and the company will operate from two sites, Manchester and Doncaster. Andrew Fisher, Managing Director of Freedom Mortgages and Freedom Finance second charge mortgages department said “The merging of Freedom Finance and Sensible Home Loans is a key part of the…

Car sales slowed last month following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. New car registrations went up by 0.1% to 178,523 in July, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders. Full statistics from the report can be found here.

The latest results Insolvency statistics from The Insolvency Service for Quarter 2 (April to June 2016) reveal that Personal Insolvency numbers have gone up. The main findings of the report were: Total individual insolvencies increased for the fourth consecutive quarter, driven primarily by an increase in individual voluntary arrangements Debt relief orders also increased, because of…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has outlined plans to improve the authorisation process for consumer credit firms. Figures shared by the FCA indicate they have closed 87% of applications with 99.6% within the statutory deadline. The FCA have issued the following commitments to firms applying for authorisation: The FCA will tell you as soon as your application…

MasterCard Incorporated has announced that is going to acquire VocaLink Holdings Limited for about £700 million (approximately US$920 million).

A report by charity Stepchange has found that  bailiffs, government departments and bailiffs are among the most unfair when dealing with people in problem debt. The report titled Creditor and debt collector conduct: What’s making debt problems worse? also found that some creditors are failing to take vulnerabilities such as depression and other ongoing mental health conditions into…

TSB’s new brand for the loan portfolio is Whistletree. The brand name has been given to Northern Rock’s former loans and mortgages portfolio which TSB bought from Cerberus Capital Management last year. The loans were previously managed by UK Asset Resolution (UKAR).