Nearly a third of people (34%) organising a funeral for a COVID-19 related death has been pushed into financial difficulties according to Sunlife’s ‘Cost of dying’ report. The report also reveals that funeral costs have risen for the seventeenth year in a row, with the average cremation now costing £3,885 and the average burial £5,033,…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business fell in November 2020 by 16% compared with the same month in 2019, and remained 18% lower in the eleven months to November 2020 than in the same period in 2019. The retail store and online credit sector reported…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that Second charge mortgage new business volumes fell by 28% in November 2020 Commenting on the latest new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer & Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said “The level…

According to KIS Finance’s financial survey, only 31% of adults in the UK could correctly identify what an APR (Annual Percentage Rate) is, including its purpose and how it should be used. Whilst 68% of credit card holders don’t know what an APR is, bearing in mind that the APR is undoubtedly one of the…

Two-thirds of consumers still don’t trust online banking, despite branch closures forcing many to go digital according to new research by SmartSearch. The research has found that since January 2015, banks and building societies have closed 3,770 branches in the UK leading to a seismic shift towards online banking. Yet, two thirds (66%) of the population do not trust…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned that up to 4,000 financial services companies were at a ‘heightened risk’ of collapse even before the second wave of coronavirus struck. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the results of its coronavirus financial resilience surveys. The surveys were sent to solo-regulated firms to inform the FCA…

Credit Connect has published its second annual Credit & Collections Technology company power list for 2020. The power listed is a round-up of the most prominent innovating companies within credit and collections technology. Within the list, Credit Connect has identified the top 20 ‘Premier’ innovators highlighting the achievements and successes of the top-performing companies. The…

Statistics from, fraud prevention specialist, Cifas have revealed an increase in the number of victims of facility takeover in the telecommunications and retail sector. Cases recorded to the National Fraud Database for facility takeover, where an existing facility such as a retail account or phone contract is hijacked by a fraudster for their benefit, increased…

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