The Resolution Foundation has predicted that the coronavirus crisis will see Britain’s 15-year squeeze on household incomes prolonged, with pay cut by £1,200 annually within the next four years.  The Foundation’s report ‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow ‘shows that the Covid crisis is causing immense damage to the public finances and permanent damage to household finances…

One in three people has got into debt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new report by national poverty charity, Turn2us. The findings also reveal how families with three or more children are twice as likely to run out of money as families with only one child. The report, which was co-designed…

Debt charity, StepChange has announced that it has launched a new Covid payment plan which means that people who have experienced a temporary reduced income due to the pandemic can enter into the new arrangement. The plan will enable them to make reduced payments on their borrowing for up to a year, providing time for…

The winners of the 2020 Credit & Collection Technology Awards have been announced following a live interactive virtual awards broadcast yesterday (Thursday 19th November). The awards are the flagship event for innovational technological professionals working in credit and collections and the fourth annual event honoured the UK’s technological innovators, celebrating outstanding achievement across nineteen hotly…

Credit Connect Media will host a free live webinar on Tuesday 15th December which will showcase innovation in mobile collections technology. The webinar titled ‘Agile collections technology that’ll outlive the pandemic’ is the latest in the series of Credit Connect webinars which have looked at the latest thematic innovations enhancing collections strategy. The event partner…

Banks and building societies have agreed to allow six month mortgage holidays up until 31st July, 2021, with the industry agreeing the move with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Lenders have committed to renewed support for mortgage customers facing financial difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirms…

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has released its response to 13 ambitious financial wellbeing recommendations from influential sector leaders, which were published last month. The response document, which details how the organisation will deliver alongside others in the sector to help support and build a financial wellbeing movement from 2021 onwards, includes an explanation of how MaPS will refocus its current campaigning activity to help those most in need of guidance and…

Three-in-ten working-age consumers who have faced a sustained income hit during the pandemic are now unable to afford some basic household costs such as heating and fresh fruit and vegetables, as the persistence of the crisis exacerbates divides in how low- and high-income households are coping financially, according to new Resolution Foundation research. The Foundation’s…

New figures from the Insolvency Service’s latest personal insolvency figures have risen by 60% in October 2020 when compared to September in England and Wales. Personal insolvencies increased to 11,939 in October 2020 compared to September’s figure of 7,458, and were higher than October 2019’s figure of 10,030. There were, on average, 6,154 IVAs registered…

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