More than four in 10 consumers have admited they struggle to make ends meet financially, a study has found. The findings, from a survey of 2,000 UK adults, revealed 43 per cent are short of the cash they need to pay the bills an average of seven months each year.But one quarter said money is…

NewDay, a leading UK consumer finance provider specialising in the UK credit card market, announced today the appointment of Sir Michael Rake as Chairman, effective on 9th May 2018. Sir Malcolm Williamson, NewDay’s Chairman since 2010, will remain on the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Sir Michael Rake, FCA, FCGI, knighted in 2007, is…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for April 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.578 trillion at the end of February 2018. This is up from £1.53 trillion at the end of February 2017– an extra £1,169.92 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt of…

The first non-bank payment service provider (PSP) has joined a UK payment system settling in central bank money. TransferWise, a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)-regulated PSP facilitating the international transfer of payments, is now a direct participant in the UK’s Faster Payments system. A key component of this work involved the Bank extending settlement account access…

Avantcard has announced that it will acquire Tesco Bank’s Irish credit card portfolio for an undisclosed sum. About 27,000 customers of its banking unit, Tesco Bank, to be transferred to Avantcard as a result of the agreement, which is subject to regulatory approval. The transition is expected to be carried out by autumn. The terms of…

The availability of consumer credit dropped “significantly” in the first quarter of 2018, according to a survey of credit conditions published by the Bank of England. The Credit Conditions Survey asks banks and building societies about the past three months and the next three months as part of the Bank’s role in maintaining financial stability. The Bank…

The Credit Services Association (CSA) is concerned that new guidelines for debt advisors could keep customers in debt for longer by failing to reflect their true financial position, and in the worst case push them into unnecessary and potentially damaging insolvency. The CSA believes that the revised guidelines – presented by the Money Advice Service…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), has announced the first of the major sponsors for the 2018 UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), which this year moves to Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon. Conexus Recovery and Field Services, which has clients across the banking, utilities, retail and debt purchasing sectors, is returning as a sponsor and…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its business plan for 2018/19 which sets out the key priorities for the coming year. The FCA says the priorities in this year’s business plan reflect the high level of resource needed to dedicate to European Union (EU) withdrawal, given its impact both on our regulation and the…

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