Conal Furie has been appointed as Head of IT and Digital at Startline Motor Finance, taking charge of all of the company’s technology operations. Furie has almost a quarter century of working in IT in the motor retail sector, having started his career as an IT support specialist at Lex Retail Group in 1992. Notable…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market grew 15% by value and 10% by volume in May, compared with the same month in 2017. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the…

Latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shown that there is modest growth in second charge mortgage volumes in May. Commenting on the May 2018 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said“The May figures…

Latest figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business in May grew by 11%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 11% in May, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 8%. Second charge mortgage…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today proposed a new Directory to help consumers and firms check the status and history of individuals working in financial services. The Directory will include all those who hold Senior Manager positions requiring FCA approval and those whose roles require firms to certify that they are fit and proper.…

New research from Direct Line Life Insurance reveals consumers are hiding over £69bn of debt from their partners. People are completely in the dark over their loved ones’ finances, with 8.3 million (16 per cent) of consumers having debts their partner knows nothing about. The average debt hidden from a partner in the UK is £8,293,…

The Bank of England has published its latest banking statistics which show that consumer credit growth rates continued to slow in May, but remains rapid relative to 2009-12. Although net lending fell slightly on the month, at £1.4 billion, it was in line with the average amount borrowed monthly over the past year. The decrease…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the latest analysis from its Financial Lives survey. The report found that unsecured debts in rural areas are generally lower with the average amount owed by a town or city resident over a £1,000 more (£3,600) compared with someone in a rural area (£2,510). In rural areas, where…

Hyundai Motor has found that over a third of Brits don’t now shop around before buying a new car, opting for the first car that they go to see. The research also finds that even though people are viewing fewer cars before making their choice, many will still bring someone with them to help look…

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