To mark World Mental Health Day, four leading banks have announced they are backing Money and Mental Health’s campaign to ‘Stop the DebtThreats.’ Barclays, Monzo, Nationwide and Metro Bank have joined over 30 charities in calling on the government to change out-of-date rules on debt letters, to make them less intimidating, and more supportive to…

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…

Ofcom has set out a range of measures to help ensure out-of-contract broadband customers pay fairer prices, and providers offer better protection to vulnerable customers. Ofcom says that it has been concerned about some broadband customers paying high prices when their introductory offer has ended, meaning they are ‘out of contract’. Many of these customers…

The winners of the third annual 2019 Credit & Collections Technology Awards have been revealed. There were eighteen winners from the twenty Awards categories which are covered by four main headings of Applied Technology,  Credit and Collections, Lender and Creditors and Innovation. The awards ceremony was held at the Credit Services Association’s (CSA) annual Gala…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for August 2019: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,642 billion at the end of June 2019. This is up from £1,596 billion at the end of June 2018, an extra £887 per UK adult over the year. The average total…

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…

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