Citizens Advice research reveals limited, inconsistent and patchy support for people with mental health problems. Energy and telecoms were rated the worst sectors for customer service and additional support, while water companies were seen most favourably. The number of people with mental health problems seeking advice from Citizens Advice on utilities and communications issues has…

As the largest data protection changes in a generation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes into force today, there are concerns that many small businesses are still unprepared. The warning comes from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) alongside a call on the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) to take a sensible and proportionate approach…

Today (25th May) marks the biggest change to UK data protection law in a generation. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an evolution of the current Data Protection Act (1998) and comes into effect today. Regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the new law gives people more control about how their data is…

Dukes Bailiffs has announced that it has consolidated its senior team with the appointment of Sales Director Rob Jackson. Jackson has joined Dukes with 25 years’ experience in the industry and has moved from Capita where he worked for 20 years. Originally part of the set up of Ross & Roberts, where he was a…

UK consumers saw a 22 percent spike in adverse debt judgments last year, according to national statistics released by TrustOnline. Over the same period the number of online searches by people checking judgment status grew by ten percent. During 2017 nearly 1.2 million judgments were registered against consumers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.…

Credit insurer, Allianz Group has completed the last steps to become the sole owner of Euler Hermes. Following the completion of the simplified tender offer the legal conditions were met and Allianz has implemented a squeeze-out on the remaining shares of Euler Hermes it did not hold yet, followed by the delisting from Euronext Paris…

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced that Tim Parker has been appointed as the new position as Chairman of the Board. The board is responsible for overseeing the leadership and direction of HMCTS and ensuring that it effectively delivers the aims and objectives set by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice and…

New research by Landbay has found that tenants now spend more than half their income on rent. The Landbay Rental Index, powered by MIAC, found that rental payments now account for over half (52%) of the average take-home pay of £1,471 for people living and working outside the capital. The average rent paid in the UK…

Principality Building Society has appointed Iain Mansfield as its Chief Operating Officer. Mansfield has worked as a chartered accountant in the retail banking and private equity sector for more than 15 years. He joins Principality from the company’s second charge loans subsidiary Nemo. Principality Chief Executive Steve Hughes says: “Having clearly demonstrated his capability to the Board…

Vernon Building Society has announced the appointment of Steve Fletcher as its new Chief Executive. Fletcher succeeds Mike Hanson, who has retired. Fletcher joins from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, where he was head of customer banking networks. Fletcher says: “I am delighted to be joining the society at such an important and exciting time in its…

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