Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for February 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.516 trillion at the end of December 2016. This is up from £1.466 trillion at the end of December 2015 – an extra £995.53 per UK adult. According to the Office for…

There were more county court judgments (CCJs) against consumers in England and Wales during 2016 than any year on record, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. A judgment is incontrovertible proof that debt has not been managed. In 2016, 912,389 judgments were registered against consumers in England and Wales. Rising almost a quarter…

Marston Holdings has announced that Chris Badger is to join Burlington Group as Director of High Court Services. Badger, one of the youngest people to be appointed an Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer in 2007 at the age of 29, has worked in the industry for over 14 years.  In 2013, Badger was appointed to…

Marston Holdings (Marston) has announced that it has acquired NSL. NSL provides a range of outsourced services to local government, central government and business, including: issuing and processing of road traffic Penalty Charge Notices on behalf of local authorities; UK-wide vehicle excise duty enforcement on behalf of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency; administration of…

The level of outstanding fines in Northern Ireland is “exceptionally high”, according to the Northern Ireland Audit Office. Kieran Donnelly, comptroller and auditor general, reported to the Northern Ireland Assembly on the results of his audit of the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) Trust Statement for 2015-16. The Trust Statement records the collection of…

Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have published an update on their joint action plan to tackle nuisance calls and texts>The latest update highlights recent targeted enforcement action, new ‘blocking’ measures to help stop nuisance calls getting through to consumers and progress in their call tracing work. It also summarises how Ofcom is working to…

Millions of people will be relying on their credit cards to fund Christmas this year. Research conducted by comparethemarket.com found that Brits who celebrate Christmas expect to spend £640 on average over the festive season. Over a fifth (22%) anticipate that they will pay for the majority of their expenses by credit card, suggesting that those…

The Credit Services Association (CSA) and the Civil Court Users Association (CCUA) issued a joint statement following the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) meeting attended by Leigh Berkley and Rob Thompson as industry representatives, and by the Master of the Rolls. The outcome was as follows: • The Pre-Action Protocol (PAP) is likely to be…

Marston Holdings (Marston) is pleased to announce that Daniela Quicksilver has joined the Group as Corporate Strategy Director. Quicksilver previously worked at Rothschild, where she worked for the private debt fund, Five Arrows Credit Solutions. She was closely involved with the fund’s investment in Marston, and therefore has nearly three years experience working with the Group.…

Marston Holdings has announced that Alistair Townsend has joined the business as Group Client Services Director. Townsend was previously Head of Revenues and Benefits at Milton Keynes Council. He joins the Group with extensive knowledge of local taxation, revenue collection and local government. He has represented local government on a number of working groups for…