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Metro UK newspaper launches ‘debt month’ November 2019

07 Nov 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

“Throughout November 2019, will be looking at one of the most taboo topics of all – debt. As the spending frenzy that is Christmas approaches, we’re showing you how to avoid debt, what you should be looking for, and delving deeper into what it’s like to owe money in 2019.” Find out more at […]

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New version of Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form launched by Money Advice Trust

02 Oct 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

From 1st October 2019, the Debt and Mental Health Evidence form (DMHEF) is changing. First launched in 2008 by the Money Advice Liaison Group, the DMHEF has provided creditors with a way to collect external evidence about a customer’s mental health situation to decide what support to give to that customer. A review was conducted […]

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CSA presents #heretohelp campaign

19 Sep 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

In a unique communications campaign, the Credit Services Association (CSA) is building confidence in the debt collection sector and encouraging people in financial difficulty to engage early with its debt collection company members. The Money Advice Service (now part of the Money and Pensions Service, MaPS) estimates that 8.3 million people in the UK are over-indebted, however, […]

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Money Advice Trust new #StopTheKnock research on local authority debt collection practices published

12 Sep 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

The use of bailiffs to collect debts owed to local authorities in England and Wales has risen by 7 percent in two years, driven by a surge in the use of bailiffs to collect parking debts, according to new  research by the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline and Business Debtline. More than 2.6 […]

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Debt advice sector develops apprenticeship qualification

22 Aug 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

The debt advice sector has developed a first of its kind apprenticeship qualification. The qualification Standard and End Point Assessment have now been submitted to the approval board of the Institute of Apprenticeships. It is expected that the apprenticeship will launch within the next six months. The apprenticeship is a cross-sector qualification developed in collaboration […]

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