Credit Connect has announced its annual Credit & Collections Technology company power list for 2020. The section edition of the power list is a round-up of the most prominent innovating companies within credit and collections technology. Credit Connect has identified the top 20 ‘Premier’ innovators highlighting the achievements and successes of the top-performing companies.The list…

Experian is launching the UK’s first service to give consumers the ability to instantly improve their credit score, using information such as regular video and music streaming payments and council tax payments. The company says early analysis suggests over half of people (51%) using the new service will receive an instant increase to their Experian…

People in the UK continue to feel the strain on their finances due to Covid-19 pandemic with those aged 18 to 24 most affected according to credit reference agency Credit Kudos’ second Borrowing Index. The survey of 2,000 people across the UK found that almost two in five (37%) of the youngest adults have seen…

Digital mortgage platform Koodoo has announced that it has selected challenger credit reference agency Credit Kudos as Open Banking provider to deliver a better end-to-end digital mortgage journey. Koodoo works with over 40% of the UK mortgage lending market and powers the mortgage categories for 45% of the UK price comparison market to intelligently connect…

Four in five UK consumer credit applicationswere declined due to lack of data with UK lenders declining up to 1.8 million consumer credit applications worth £10.6 billion last year. The credit applications were rejected to a lack of information about the consumer, rather than poor credit histories or genuine affordability concerns, according to a study…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for October 2020 Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,684 billion at the end of August 2020. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £60,526 and per adult was £31,972, around 111.5% of average earnings. Net mortgage lending rose by…

Finance experts TotallyMoney have warned that those experiencing financial hurt due to coronavirus could see their credit scores suffer for six years as protections are taken away for over quarter of a million people still on payment holidays. A blanket end on 31st October to granting payment holidays on mortgages, credit cards, loans, and overdrafts…

Credit Connect’s hosted it’s first-ever Online Collections Technology Think Tank last week which saw collections strategies and the impact of the pandemic discussed by eleven collections professionals from a variety of industry sectors. The themes of business transformation, customer engagement, vulnerable customers, affordability, and open banking collections were discussed by panelists and Chair Vanessa Northam…

The Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), the body set up by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to deliver open banking in the UK, has announced that over two million customers are now using open banking-enabled products. The figures represent a significant upswing in the use of open banking technology despite the disruptive effects of…

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