The number of business debt judgments registered in the Republic of Ireland during the third quarter of 2018 fell to the lowest levels on record for any third quarter, according to figures released today by Registry Trust. In Q3 2018, 137 business judgments were issued, 10 percent fewer than Q3 of last year and the…

New research published by the University of Bristol, in partnership with the Money Advice Trust and the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has outlines the experiences of nearly 1,600 UK debt advisers when supporting people in vulnerable situations. The report, Vulnerability: the experience of debt advisers – which was grant funded by the Money…

Consumers are hiding more than £96 billion of debt from their friends and family, with the average amount of hidden debt in the UK standing at £4,164 per person. These findings come from new research by the Money Advice Service for Talk Money Week – a public awareness campaign held this week (from 12th to 18th November),…

In the past decade, technological advancements have changed our daily lives beyond recognition. There is no surprise, therefore, that the demands of today’s consumers are forcing businesses to rethink the way they service their customers. The demand for immediate, round-the-clock access to information raises expectations in nearly every industry – and the lending market has…

The Money Advice Trust has announced the launch of the updated CASHflow resource, an online tool which enables people to self-manage their debts, with the support of an adviser. The recent revamp of the online tool brings the style and format of CASHflow from the old Common Financial Statement (CFS) to the new Standard Financial…

Homeowners could see their mortgage bills rise by around £400 a year following the Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates, analysis from Experian reveals. The Bank of England’s Monetary Committee has announced it is hiking base rate to 0.75%, the first rise since last November, The 0.25% rise will see those on Standard…

A new judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) could have significant VAT implications for providers of payment collection services and those that use their services such as charities, healthcare providers and businesses that accept payments by instalments. In the case of DPAS Ltd – a dental plan administration services company…

A further 67 companies have signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, including J.P. Morgan, Bupa, Admiral Group, Equifax, Investec Asset Management, and Yorkshire Building Society, taking the total number of signatories to 272. This means that the Charter now covers over 760,000 financial services employees in the UK. John Glen, Economic Secretary to…

The expense system of businesses in the UK is in a farcical state, according to recent research of UK employees commissioned by expense software company Expend. Nearly 1/3 (29%) of respondents have asked friends or family for cash while out of pocket waiting for company expenses to be reimbursed or paid, showing the dire personal…

Financial service technology provider intelligent Environments has announced that after a comprehensive brand review, the company will now become ieDigital. Founded in 1985, Intelligent Environments has secure consumer-facing digital financial platforms for, among many others, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Argos. The new name and refreshed brand identity reflect the natural evolution of the company’s…

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