Eleven new brokers will start training with Just Mortgages’ broker academy in the New Year after coming through a rigorous selection procedure. The new members will join Just Mortgages Employed division, with a further selection process for the self-employed division to open in January. The new recruits will undergo an intensive training programme over five…

Two out of three dealers (66.1%) believe that near-prime finance will become more important to their businesses if there is a recession in 2020, new research for Startline Motor Finance indicates. The findings also show that 54.6% say they expect prime lenders to reject an increasing number of applications next year in a continuation of…

The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has identified three improvements that the incoming Government must adopt to transform customer protection in the consumer credit market, and strengthen the growth of a sustainable and productive economy. Priorities for 2020 and Beyond highlights the fact that the 45-year-old Consumer Credit Act (CCA), which underpins every consumer credit…

Kew Vehicle Leasing is the first leasing broker to openly disclose the amount of finance commission it receives on all regulated Personal Contract Hire (PCH) agreements. Additionally, Kew Vehicle Leasing will also disclose the lender as a matter of course. Car finance is currently under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) concerning the amount…

One in five people who check their credit report find an error, new research from Which? has revealed. The consumer champion surveyed more than 1,000 people to establish their understanding of credit reports and scores, and uncovered a significant number of people finding errors in their reports, many of which went uncorrected. The survey also…

Consumer spending in November grew by just 0.9 per cent year-on-year, representing a decline in real terms when accounting for inflation, as restrained expenditure continues ahead of Christmas according to new data from Barclaycard. The data showed that spending on essentials showed no movement whilst spending on non-essentials was up 1.3 per cent, presenting a…

A combination of challenging situations are bringing high pressure on young people aiming to manage their money well and achieve financial wellbeing, according to the November 2019 Money Statistics, produced by The Money Charity.The November report draws a number of statistics related to young people together into one page, giving a clearer cumulative picture of…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for November 2019: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,661 billion at the end of September 2019. This is up from £1,612 billion at the end of September 2018, an extra £930 per UK adult over the year. The average total…

New research by iVendi shows that 8% of used cars have potentially conflicting information attached to their digital record – meaning that any finance quotes supplied for them could be incorrect. From a sample of around 140,000 vehicles being sold online, the motor retail technology specialist identified more than 11,000 as having a potential problem.…

Credit Connect has announced its inaugural Credit & Collections Technology company power list for 2019. The power list is the first edition of what will be an annual round-up of the most prominent innovating companies within credit and collections technology. Within the list, Credit Connect has identified the top 20 ‘Premier’ innovators highlighting the achievements…

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