The Money Advice Liasion Group (MALG) has announced new appointments to its board following its AGM last week. Bob Winnington Chief Executive Officer at MALG said “We’re very pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Wallwork, Chief Executive of the Credit Services Association (CSA) and Paul Smee, Chair of the Peer to Peer Finance Association,…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is failing to adequately protect consumers from high-interest costs on credit cards according to a new report by the Centre for Responsible Credit, Jubilee Debt Campaign, New Economics Foundation and Research for Action. The report also calls for a cap on the total cost of charges that borrowers pay. Almost…

The majority of consumers are still living in the ‘age of austerity’, more than 10 years after the recession, a study has found. The study has found that 96 per cent are looking for ways to reduce their spending on a daily basis. Shopping in the reduced section, using price comparison sites and withdrawing cash…

Parents on Universal Credit will have to find up to £800 extra to pay for childcare over the summer, with some resorting to payday loans to cover the cost, according to a report by Save the Children The report says that thousands of hard-pressed families will have to take out loans or borrow from family…

Almost half of consumers are currently in debt and believe the rising cost of independent living is to blame. A survey of 1,000 UK adults published in The UK Spending Report, commissioned by a leading personal insolvency practice, Creditfix, has revealed that almost 1 in 2 consumers(46%) are currently in debt. Those who admitted to…

New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) commissioned by equity release lender, more 2 life, has revealed that the later life lending market is set to almost double in size over the next decade. By the end of 2019, lending is expected to reach £295bn – rising to more than half…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for June 2019: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,637 billion at the end of April 2019. This is up from £1,588 billion at the end of April 2018, an extra £946.00 per UK adult over the year. The average total debt per…

New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) commissioned by equity release lender, more 2 life, has revealed that the later life lending market is set to almost double in size over the next decade. By the end of 2019, lending is expected to reach £295bn – rising to more than half a…

British energy customers are facing a potential bill of £172 million from the collapse of 11 suppliers since January 2018. On top of this, thousands of people who owed money to failed suppliers lost out on consumer protections and faced aggressive debt collection as a result, according to new research by Citizens Advice. Energy suppliers…

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