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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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Scottish Government publishes Debt Advice Routemap for Scotland

20 Dec 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

The Scottish Government has published the ‘Tackling problem debt advice: routemap’ which sets out its vision for a user-centred, collaborative and sustainable free debt advice system in Scotland. The actions set out in the routemap are all aimed in some way to improve how users find and experience free debt advice but recognises that these actions […]

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First-of-a-kind Debt Advice Apprenticeship to launch in 2020

02 Dec 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

The first-of-its-kind debt advice apprenticeship, which was the subject of a breakout session at the MALG Conference 2019, has been approved by the Institute of Apprenticeships. The first cohort of advisors will start to study under the new apprenticeship, which will grant them a level 3 qualification, in April 2020. The apprenticeship has been created […]

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Responses to Ofcom consultation on proposed guide for treating vulnerable consumers fairly published

28 Nov 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

Several organisations in the money advice and related sectors have published their responses to Ofcom’s recent consultation on its proposed guide for treating vulnerable customers fairly. Money and Mental Health Policy Institute would “like to see more accessible services, responsible debt collection practices and fewer people disconnected.” The Money Advice Trust says that “the proposed […]

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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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