New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 7% in consumer finance new business in June, compared with the same month last year, and growth of 4% in the second quarter of 2017 overall. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 10% compared with June 2016, while…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance business volumes fell by 8% in June, compared with the same month in 2016, while the value of new business was flat over the same period. In the second quarter of 2017 overall, new business…

Credit decisioning specialist Zoot,  has announced a partnership with credit scorecards specialist Credit Kudos. The combination will enable lenders to easily incorporate account transaction data into their existing risk process, leveraging Credit Kudos’ pre-configured risk models through Zoot’s cloud-based platform integrating data and scoring to create a seamless application process. Adam Jackson, Zoot’s Managing Director…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for August 2017: Personal debt in the UK Total UK personal debt The average total debt per household – including mortgages – was £57,005 in June. The revised figure for May was £56,791 Based on June 2017 trends, the UK’s total interest repayments on personal…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to almost all regulated firms. The new regime will essentially replace the Approved Persons Regime. The aim of the new regime is to reduce harm to consumers and strengthen market integrity by making individuals more accountable for their…

The number of complaints about motor finance products has grown in the second quarter of this year, according to the Motor Ombudsman.The Motor Ombudsman, the automotive dispute resolution provider, has reported a 13% increase in the level of contacts handled by its team of legally-trained adjudicators in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first three…

Provident Financial has announced its Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017. Here is an overview of the group highlights from the report: Dividend maintained recognising the group’s medium-term growth opportunities First-half adjusted profit before tax reduced by 22.6% to £115.3m (2016: £148.9m) and adjusted basic earnings per share down by 22.6% to 60.3p…

An interest rate rise of just 0.5% would cost households an extra £3.4 billion in interest payments in just the first year according to analysis by Moore Stephens. Bank of England data shows UK households are currently paying £39.2 billion in interest payments on debt that is likely to be affected immediately by an interest rate…

Credit Scoring specialist Aire has announced the closing of a $5million funding round, led by Sunstone Capital alongside White Star. In conjunction with closing the latest round of funding, Aire today also announces two new high-profile partnerships across different sub-sectors of consumer credit: Aire is embarking on projects with the pioneering financial services company Zopa…

Consumers will have greater control over their bank data and financial decisions thanks to new laws coming into force in January. The government is bringing in a new regulatory regime for innovative FinTech firms which will transform the way people engage with their finances and make it possible to manage all of their finances at the…

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