Halifax has announced that its customers can now benefit from a service feature to protect themselves from gambling-related harm. The gambling card freeze, which is a feature of the banks’ mobile app, was developed in recognition of the ways in which the bank can support customers to manage their money and gamble responsibly. Halifax is…

Nine out of 10 business owners across construction suffer a range of mental health issues due to payment and other business pressures, according to a survey run by leading engineering services trade bodies BESA and ECA. The new survey, conducted in association with 25 other construction trade bodies, found that business owners have an array…

Energy regulator, Ofgem has called for insolvency firms to treat customers more fairly when they are left in debt when energy companies collapse. Fourteen small energy firms have exited the domestic energy market since 2018. Toto Energy became the seventh small supplier to go out of business this year in October – just three months…

StepChange debt charity has published the key measures that it wants the next Government to prioritise to address the harm of problem debt and to help households build greater financial resilience for the future. The StepChange election manifesto calls on each of the political parties to commit to these measures during the General Election campaign.…

A decade of low pay has driven working families deep into the red, and in nominal terms, household debt has risen 1.5 times faster than wages since 2010. according to new analysis published by the TUC. Real wages in the North East still haven’t recovered to their 2008 levels – the longest pay squeeze in centuries.…

New figures released  by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the second charge mortgage market has reported that volumes are up by 20% in September Commenting on the latest new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Interim Director General of the FLA, said “The second charge mortgage market reported…

A third of young adults use their credit card to pay bills according to new survey findings from 118 118 Money. The research shows that the credit cards are used to purchase holidays (53%), clothes (50.9%) and food (47%). A number even admitted to paying their monthly mortgage or rent payment with a credit card (4%).…

The Insolvency Service has published its latest England & Wales insolvency statistics for Q3 2019 (July-September) indicating that personal insolvencies (seasonally adjusted) increased by 0.6% from Q3 2019 compared to Q2 2019, and rose by 22.7% compared to Q3 2018. The figures showed that personal insolvencies are on the increase with 30,879 individual insolvencies in…

Unexpected payments cost consumers £17 billion every year according to Lowell, which commissioned the research. The research also showed that one in five were left in debt after an unexpected bill, with a tenth having to move back in with their parents because they couldn’t afford to pay for their home. John Pears, UK Managing…

A new report by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) shows that almost 700,000 low-income customers received bill reductions through a range of assistance schemes in 2018/19 – up 28 per cent on the previous year. However, the consumer group’s own research shows that three million customers in England and Wales still say their bills are unaffordable,…

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