Mortgage specialist John Charcol has appointed Mark Fleet as its new Chief Executive. Fleet, was formerly James Hay Partnership Chief Commercial Officerand hass also worked at Skipton Building Society in roles including Distribution Director. John Charcol Executive Chairman Ian Darby says: “Mark brings a wealth of experience and a strong understanding of the mortgage market and…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market fell by 8% in August, compared with the same month in 2016, while the value of new business was up by 2% over the same period. The percentage of…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business in August grew by 4% compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 4% compared with August 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 7%. Second…

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Chief Executive Officer  Andrew Bailey said he does not view the shift to PCP based lending as ‘per se bad.’ In a speech, Bailey said: “It seems to me to recognise the nature of a car as an asset, that is, consumers are comfortable renting rather than owning the car.” “This…

Among growing concerns about high consumer debt levels in the UK, a new study finds that almost a third of credit card and personal loan debt – up to £35bn – is sitting with people who are deemed to have low financial maturity. Aire, which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help lenders provide applicants…

The Bank of England’s (BoE) Financial Policy Committee (FPC) has said that lenders are creating pockets of risk by placing too much weight on recent benign conditions. In a statement from its policy meeting on 20 September 2017, the BoE said that the overall credit quality of consumer credit has improved significantly since the financial crisis.…

Marshall Motor has sold its leasing division to Bank of Ireland UK, who will incorporate it into its car and asset finance arm, Northridge Finance. The acquisition of Marshall Leasing is conditional upon Northridge Finance receiving regulatory approval. Established in 1979 and based in Cambridgeshire, Marshall Leasing provides a range of contract hire fleet services…

The UK’s high street banks have been ranked among the poorest performers for customer satisfaction and complaints handling, according to new analysis by Which?. Lloyds was the worst performing big bank with an overall score of 58% – is in joint bottom place with Danske Bank. The results make disappointing reading for many of the…

 Equiniti has announced the launch of Equiniti Credit Services. Richard Carter is to lead the new business – supplying digitally enabled loan and mortgage solutions – which combines Equiniti Pancredit, Equiniti Gateway and the newly-acquired Nostrum Group. Equiniti Credit Services builds innovative solutions that are transforming the credit industry, offering a complete outsourced credit management…

UK Finance has released the latest remortgaging date which shows that lending for house purchases in July was lower than in the preceding month but higher than a year earlier. Highlights from the statistics show: First-time buyers borrowed £5 billion, 15% lower than in June but 14% higher than in July 2016.  They took out…

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