A new study by KIS Finance has revealed that 73.1% of people want the option to set their own contactless limit. From 15th October 2021, the limit for contactless payments will increase from £45 to £100 per transaction. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has stated that this “will make it easier than ever to pay safely and…

A new Credit & Technology Think Tank has been launched by Credit Connect Media. The event will examine credit and collections technology strategies to increase effectiveness and efficiency as we emerge from the worst impact of the pandemic. The inaugural Credit & Collections Technology Think Tank powered by Credit Connect will take place on Thursday…

Latest figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business grew by 2% in July 2021 compared with the same month in 2020.  In the first seven months of 2021, new business was 15% higher than in the same period in 2020. The retail store and online credit sector…

Two energy companies, PfP and Moneyplus who had nearly 94,000 customers between them, have cease trading as energy prices have reached record highs. PfP has left 80,000 domestic customers, and 5,000 non-domestic customers without an energy supplier, and MoneyPlus has left about 9,000 domestic customers. Industry regulator, Ofgem, will choose a new supplier for all…

The Online Collections Technology Think Tank 2.1 has confirmed its agenda and speaker line-up ahead of the event next Thursday (16th September). The third Collections Technology Think Tank has been created as an online event platform so that collections professionals can specifically discuss the role of the technology as we potentially emerge from the pandemic,…

Job creation looks set to continue at a strong rate after the furlough scheme ends, but a fresh rise in unemployment is still likely according to analysis by the Resolution Foundation. The Foundation has warned that about 900,000 people are still expected to be on the scheme when it finishes on 30th September. As a…

Specialist equity release and lifetime mortgage brokers, KIS Finance says that it has seen enquiries for equity release increase by 110% when comparing the first half of 2019 to the first half of 2021. The company’s analysis indicated that the number of enquiries for equity release and lifetime mortgages was steady throughout 2019, then increased quickly during…

As part of efforts to tackle the loyalty penalty, insurers in the UK (from 1st October) will be required to offer better value for money policies to existing customers. However, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says too many firms were failing to meet existing regulatory standards let alone the tougher rules coming in. A new…

While the UK economy continues its gradual encouraging pandemic recovery, signs are growing that the coming winter will be deeply financially difficult for many UK households, according to the August 2021 Money Statistics, produced by The Money Charity. Along with warmer weather and the ending of lockdown restrictions, the start of the summer period brought…

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