New research by Consumers’ Association brand Which has revealed that the most expensive overdraft fees cost seven times as much as a payday loan. Which says it first raised the alarm over these fees in 2016 and is concerned that, despite scrutiny from the regulator, not enough has been done to protect consumers from these sky-high fees.…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Insolvency Service have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing the two organisations to increased collaboration. The FCA and the Insolvency Service have strengthened ties after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing both organisations to increase collaboration around enforcement activities. In it’s 2016 Corporate Governance reform: green paper, the government outlined measures…

The government has announced that it will not review logbook loan reform as part of its Goods Mortgages Bill. The decision has been described as ‘deeply disappointing’ by the Money Advice Trust. The Bill, announced in the June 2017 Queen’s Speech, was drafted by the Law Commission following a comprehensive review commissioned by the Treasury in…

The Bank of England has announced that it has made a decision to keep interest rates at 0.5%. The news will provide respite to debtors as latest figures from Stepchange reveal that Outstanding lending to individuals is £1,584 billion as at end March 2018. With £209.2 billion is outstanding consumer credit (£70.7 billion on credit cards).…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its interim report into the mortgage market. The FCA found that competition in the mortgage market is working well for many people. The FCA has identified a number of ways in which the market could work better for some people. The FCA’s proposals are particularly aimed at helping…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the final list of the most representative services linked to a payment account and subject to a fee within the meaning of Regulation 3 of the Payment Accounts Regulations. The move is part of the EU Payment Accounts Directive’s goal to improve the transparency and comparability of fee…

The New Payment System Operator (NPSO) has confirmed that it has now taken over responsibility for the operation of two of the UK’s retail payment systems – Bacs and Faster Payments. The successful consolidation of the three operators has been a key focus for both the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and the Bank of England.…

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