Equiniti Credit Services has announced that it has partnered with credit bureau and Account Information Service Provider (AISP), Credit Kudos. The partnership will enable Equiniti Credit Services to leverage Credit Kudos’ open banking APIs to deepen the credit affordability assessments that secured and unsecured lenders can perform via its platform, helping them to provide customers…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business held steady in August, and grew by 1% in the twelve months to August, compared with the same period last year. Retail store and online credit new business in August was at a similar level to the same month…

New research from equity release lender, more2life, reveals that the proportion of over-55s who have been in debt in the last five years and have borrowed using credit cards has significantly increased over the past 12 months, from 37% in 2018 to 54% in 2019. The growing levels of unsecured debt among over-55s is also…

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 2% in August, compared with the same month in 2018, while the value of new business grew by 2% over the same period. The percentage of private…

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the Second charge mortgage market has reported volumes increased by 12% in August. Commenting on the latest new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Acting Director General and Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance &…

New research from mobile bank N26, to coincide with World Mental Health Day, has revealed that money worries are plaguing the minds of more than 18 million UK adults on a daily basis. This not only causes significant distress among those affected but has resulted in around 9.5 million consumers suffering from mental health issues as…

Poverty is rising for all groups – even those in work – according to a new financial inclusion monitor report. The report from the University of Birmingham and the University of Lincoln shows nearly 1.6 million people falling behind with council tax payments, with six in ten people in the poorest fifth of the population reporting…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for September 2019: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,647 billion at the end of July 2019. This is up from £1,600 billion at the end of July 2018, an extra £888 per UK adult over the year. The average total…

Challenger credit bureau Credit Kudos has announced the releases of their newest credit risk scoring metric, the ‘Liquidity Score’. Using Open Banking data, the newly introduced Liquidity Score predicts how liquid an individual will be in the future, i.e. the likelihood an individual will remain above £0 or above their unarranged overdraft across all bank…

UK Finance’s latest Household Finance Update has revealed that credit card spending reached £11 billion in August, up one per cent compared to the same month the previous year. Repayments have remained in line with credit card spending, showing that consumers are managing their finances effectively overall. Personal deposits grew by 1.4 per cent in…

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