New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market fell by 16% in September, compared with the same month in 2017, and the value of new business was 14% lower over the same period. In Q3 2018 overall,…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show consumer finance new business fell by 1% in September, compared with the same month last year. In Q3 2018, new business grew by 5% compared with the same quarter in 2017. In September, credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 4%…

A new report by research specialist Gartner says that Digitalisation will make most heritage financial firms irrelevant by 2030. These firms will struggle for relevance as global digital platforms, fintech companies and other nontraditional players gain greater market share, using technology to change the economics and business models of the industry. Speaking at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 on…

The Insolvency Service has published the latest personal insolvency statistics for Q3 (July to September 2018) for England and Wales. The statistics show that total personal insolvencies fell by11% from a six-year high in Q2 2018 and are 2% lower than in the same quarter in 2017. This was driven by a decrease in individual voluntary…

The Government has that it will introduce a No-Interest loan scheme and breathing space plans as part of the Autumn budget announcement. Responding to the news The Money Advice says it ‘welcomes action’ on tackling problem debt, including the new details of the government’s Breathing Space scheme, plans to pilot a no-interest loans initiative and…

The Bank of England latest figures has revealed that consumer credit increased by £0.8bn in September. This was less than in August, as new borrowing for car finance fell sharply. Consumer borrowing grew at its lowest rate for three years last month after car sales dropped 20 percent, The annual growth rate of consumer borrowing…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published the complaints figures for regulated firms for the first half of 2018. Complaints continued to increase for the fourth successive half year, reaching a new record level of 4.13 million complaints made to 3,161 firms. This was a 10% increase compared with the previous 6-month period. 98%…

Paragon has appointed Geoff Duncalf as its new National Sales Manager for Motor Finance. Duncalf has joined specialist lender Paragon from Lloyds Banking Group, where he spent eight years, including five years as Senior Account Manager at Black Horse Finance covering the Midlands region. The newly-created role will see Duncalf responsible for leading and developing…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for October 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.5987 trillion at the end of August 2018. This is up from £1.5544 trillion at the end of August 2017, an extra £849.91 per UK adult and £66.96 higher than the previous month. The average…

New research from NS&I has revealed that 14% of Britons (7 million people) think they may have lost track of a financial product, highlighting the staggering amount of money left dormant with UK financial services providers. And it’s not just savings accounts, with a fifth (20%) admitting there is a possibility that they have lost…

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