A new report from Juniper Research has found that global contactless card transaction values will reach $2.5 trillion in 2021, from $1.7 trillion in 2020, with cards retaining the majority share of overall contactless transaction values at 79% in 2021. The pandemic has significantly accelerated an existing contactless card usage trend, and these value increases…

Starling Bank has agreed to a £50 million deal to acquire for buy-to-let mortgage group Fleet Mortgages. The deal is the first acquisition by the Goldman Sachs-backed start-up that is targeting an initial public offering within two years. Fleet Mortgages, based in Hampshire, focuses on providing mortgages to professional and semi-professional buy-to-let landlords, only via…

RVU, owners of Uswitch, Confused.com and Money.co.uk has agreed to acquire Mojo Mortgages. Mojo, based in Manchester, is a free online mortgage broker, delivering personalised mortgage recommendations through a hybrid of smart tech and human mortgage experts. The growing company of over 60 employees has won numerous industry awards for innovations such as Mortgagescore, an…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business grew by 116% in May 2021 compared with the same month in 2020.  In the first five months of 2021, new business was 15% higher than in the same period in 2020. The retail store and online credit sector…

Broker firm, Just Mortgages, has announced the recruitment of almost forty new brokers in the past month. Nineteen brokers have graduated from Just Mortgages most recent training academy to join its employed division. These brokers enter the business from varied backgrounds, including banking and estate agency and will be based in its extensive estate agency…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business grew by 147% in April 2021 compared with the same month in 2020.  In the first four months of 2021, new business was 1% higher than in the same period in 2020. The retail store and online credit sector…

Latest Bank of England (BoE) figures show that consumers continued making net repayments of consumer credit in April 2021. The figures show that households collectively made a £377 million net repayment in consumer credit, the repayment figures included credit cards, personal loans and overdrafts. Analysis shows that while people have been making significant net consumer…

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