The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published its final report of its market study into the pricing of home and motor insurance. The FCA says that anyone renewing their home or motor insurance should pay no more than they would as a new customer, under a proposed shake-up of the sector. The FCA is…

Research from Indesser, a joint debt management venture between the Cabinet Office and TDX Group, shows 39% of people’s finances have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with Generation Zers feeling the sharpest impact (44%). The survey reveals the toll of the pandemic on people’s sense of financial stability, with 43% admitting they worry…

New data released by UK Finance has revealed that credit and debit card activity in the UK fell slightly in June, despite non-essential shops across the UK re-opening in response to the lifting of restrictions. 933 million transactions were made across the month, a 2.7 per cent decline compared to May, and 43.1 per cent…

The Online Collections Technology Think Tank has confirmed its agenda and speaker line-up ahead of the launch event next Thursday. The Think Tank has been created as an online event platform so that collections professionals can specifically discuss the role of the technology as we move into the ‘new normal’ way of working as consumers…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced proposals to ensure that firms provide tailored support for users of consumer credit and overdraft products who continue to face payment difficulties due to coronavirus (Covid-19). The proposals will cover users of credit cards and other revolving credit (store card and catalogue credit), personal loans, overdrafts, motor finance,…

New research commissioned by payments provider, PayPoint, has thrown the spotlight on the small adjustments landlords and lettings agencies could make to help tenants manage their finances during these uncertain times. With concerns surrounding overdue rent particularly high, it seems that many renters would welcome a gentle nudge, in the form of a text message…

Later-life lender LiveMore Capital has announced that it will use Experian’s data services to understand and onboard new customers as it expands its presence in the over 55s mortgage market. LiveMore, a  specialist provider of retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgages, will use Experian’s CrossCore for identity validation checks to approve customers who meet its compliance policy…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business fell in July 2020 by 9% compared with the same month in 2019, and decreased by 23% in the first seven months of 2020. Retail store and online credit new business grew by 1% in July compared with the…

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has shown that second charge mortgage new business volumes fell by 64%. 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 second charge…

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