New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 7% in consumer finance new business in June, compared with the same month last year, and growth of 4% in the second quarter of 2017 overall. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 10% compared with June 2016, while…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the second charge mortgage growth continued in June. Commenting on the June 2017 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said “In June, the second charge…

Credit decisioning specialist Zoot,  has announced a partnership with credit scorecards specialist Credit Kudos. The combination will enable lenders to easily incorporate account transaction data into their existing risk process, leveraging Credit Kudos’ pre-configured risk models through Zoot’s cloud-based platform integrating data and scoring to create a seamless application process. Adam Jackson, Zoot’s Managing Director…

Credit decision making specialist Zoot has announced that it has strengthened its partnership with Dollar. Dollar has used Zoot’s instant credit decision solution since 2014 to host their consumer lending application process for the company’s online lending businesses in the UK. This successful collaboration has now been expanded to utilise Zoot for Dollar UK’s retail portfolio under…

Consumers are shrugging off concerns about a spending squeeze with increased confidence in their personal finances, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report. The latest poll – which saw Ipsos MORI survey 2,000 people with bank accounts across the UK – comes amid a raft of economic data highlighting the challenges faced by…

Credit Scoring specialist Aire has announced the closing of a $5million funding round, led by Sunstone Capital alongside White Star. In conjunction with closing the latest round of funding, Aire today also announces two new high-profile partnerships across different sub-sectors of consumer credit: Aire is embarking on projects with the pioneering financial services company Zopa…

Consumers will have greater control over their bank data and financial decisions thanks to new laws coming into force in January. The government is bringing in a new regulatory regime for innovative FinTech firms which will transform the way people engage with their finances and make it possible to manage all of their finances at the…

Equifax and Energy Solutions company ENSEK, have formed a joint partnership to support identity verification and credit assessment services for new-to-market energy suppliers. The integration between Equifax and ENSEK will supply real-time consumer and commercial data to energy providers, enabling them to onboard new customers more efficiently as part of an automated process. The insight…

Callcredit Information Group has announced reported record results, at the same time launching a new brand identity.  The Group recorded an 18% increase in gross revenue to £201 million (2015: £170 million). Over the same period, group operating profits outpaced revenues, growing by over 20%. The results confirm Callcredit has very much come of age…

More than 4 in 10 UK consumers say that they are still negatively impacted by financial mistakes they made in the past, according to research from Aviva. A greater number still say they wish they had managed their finances differently (64%) while 63% wish they had learnt more about financial matters when they were younger.…

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