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January 2020

Money & Pensions Service appoints new permanent CEO

28 Jan 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has announced the appointment of Caroline Siarkiewicz (who was a keynote speaker at the MALG Conference 2019) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Siarkiewicz has been acting CEO since June 2019 and has overseen the development and launch of its recently published UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing. Siarkiewicz was previously […]

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Money & Pensions Service publishes UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing 2020-2030

23 Jan 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has launched a UK-wide strategy to improve the financial wellbeing of individuals and the community across the country. MaPS’ strategy follows the 2019 government mandate to provide access to the information and guidance needed by UK citizens to make effective financial decisions over their lifetime. The strategy establishes five […]

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Resolution Foundation publishes briefing on inequalities in the use of consumer credit in the UK

21 Jan 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Low-income households have seen the fastest rise in the use of consumer debt since the financial crisis, and are too exposed to financial shocks, according to new research published on 15 January by the Resolution Foundation. An outstanding balance? explores changes in the use of consumer debt – including credit cards, store cards, mail order and […]

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Gambling on credit cards to be banned from April 2020

16 Jan 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The Gambling Commission has announced a ban on gambling businesses allowing consumers in Great Britain to use credit cards to gamble. The ban, which comes into effect on 14 April 2020, follows the Commission’s review of online gambling and the Government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures. A public consultation was carried out between August and November […]

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Bob’s Blog: MALG National Members Meeting 6 February 2020

13 Jan 2020 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Happy New Year from MALG! We’re kicking off an exciting 2020 with details of our upcoming National Members Meeting at Capital One‘s offices in London on 6 February 2020. If you are eligible to attend MALG National Members Meetings, you should receive an email invitation with a password-protected Eventbrite link to register your attendance later […]

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