Over two-fifths (44%) of UK adults who used a Buy Now Pay Later scheme (BNPL) to fund their Christmas shopping are now concerned about their ability to repay, according to the latest findings by comparethemarket.com. Worryingly, one-fifth (20%) are unable to meet these repayments without having to take on more debt, reflecting the concern that these…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned that up to 4,000 financial services companies were at a ‘heightened risk’ of collapse even before the second wave of coronavirus struck. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the results of its coronavirus financial resilience surveys. The surveys were sent to solo-regulated firms to inform the FCA…

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

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for December 2020 Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,688.5 billion at the end of October 2020. The average total debt per household, including mortgages, was £60,580 and per adult was £31,867, around 109.1% of average earnings. Net mortgage lending rose by…

Morses Club has seen pre-tax profits hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, saying a decline in customer numbers during the six months to August 29 had been considerably steeper than expected. Restrictions on lending to new customers in place from March until mid-July meant it saw 25,000 fewer new customers. The company has also seen…

Which? is calling for Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL)  firms like Klarna and Clearpay to be fully regulated to provide greater protection for consumers, as new research from the consumer champion finds concerning industry practices encourage people to spend more than they planned to. The consumer champion’s findings show that these slickly designed, easy-to-access credit…

New figures from debt advice provider Financial Wellness Group has indicated that people are falling into problem debt at a younger age.  31% of new debt advice and solution customers are now under 30, up from 23% last year. Alongside this trend, customers are also more likely to be single now (60% of all new…

The Consumer Credit Trade Association (CCTA) has announced the launch of a strategy to reshape the organisation and create a stronger voice for alternative lenders. Ahead of the CCTA’s Annual General Meeting and the start of its new membership year, the CCTA explained it is making changes to its structure, carrying out a review of…

Specialist home credit provider Morses Club, says its revenue increased by 14.3% to £133.7 million (FY19: £117 million) in its preliminary results for the 53 weeks ended 29 February 2020. The listed business also reports a statutory pre-tax profit of £11.5 million (FY19: £20.2 million). Total credit issued to Home Collected Credit (HCC) customers was…

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…

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