Football fans, eager to watch their team compete in the Premier League this season, will have to fork out at least £456 or more over the year to see games on live on television. New analysis from Comparethemarket.com says Sky is the cheapest option currently available on with Now Broadband. The Brilliant Broadband + Sky…

The finalists for the third annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards, the UK’s celebration of tech innovators in credit and collections, have been revealed. The Credit & Collections Technology Awards, organised by Credit Connect and hosted at the Credit Services Association’s UK Credit and Collections Conference, brings together credit and collections technology executives to honour the industry’s…

Ofcom has fined mobile company Giffgaff £1.4 million, for overcharging millions of customers. The fine follows an Ofcom investigation. We found that an error in Giffgaff’s billing system led to around 2.6 million customers being overcharged up to a total of almost £2.9m. Giffgaff has already refunded around £2.1 million to affected customers. In lieu of…

The Bank of England has announced its latest Money & Credit statistics which showed that the extra amount borrowed by consumers to buy goods and services was £1 billion in June, in line with the average of the past year. Annual lending growth to UK consumers slowed to 5.5% in June however, from 5.7% in…

RSM is predicting that official figures, due to be published next Tuesday, will show a 9 per cent rise in personal insolvency rates in England and Wales in quarter two when compared to the same quarter last year. The data from Tracker, RSM’s early online warning system, predicts that total insolvencies for the quarter will reach…

Households are missing out on savings of over £400 by failing to switch the energy, home and car insurance providers. Research from comparethemarket.com has shown that the top three regions where households can save the most by switching are the West Midlands (£732), the East Midlands (£665) and the North East (£660). The insight from…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for July 2019: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,640 billion at the end of May 2019. This is up from £1,592 billion at the end of May 2018, an extra £922 per UK adult over the year. The average total debt per household, including mortgages,…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on proposed guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers. The guidance sets out the FCA’s view of what the FCA Principles require of firms to ensure that vulnerable consumers are consistently treated fairly across financial services sectors. The FCA wants to see doing…

Ofcom has set out a range of measures to increase fairness for mobile customers – including greater transparency, fairer contract terms and a range of price cuts by operators. Many mobile customers pay for both their handset and its usage (or ‘airtime’) bundled together in a single contract. Ofcom said that they have been concerned that…

More women than men in England and Wales became insolvent in 2018, following a pattern which has been in place for several years, says insolvency trade body R3, commenting on the annual personal insolvency statistics released by the Insolvency Service. The statistics all showed that the total rate for personal insolvencies increased for the third…

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