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TUC new analysis of household debt finds it will reach record high this year

25 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The TUC has published new analysis of household debt today, which finds that unsecured debt per household will reach a record high of £13,900 this year. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The surge in household debt is putting the economy in the danger zone. We’ve got this problem because wages haven’t recovered. Credit cards […]

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One year to go until General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force

25 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is using the hashtag #gdpr1yeartogo to urge firms to start preparing now for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force one year from today. The new data protection regulation will have a big impact on the money advice and related sectors with a raft […]

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DEMSA Conference 2017 full agenda featuring MALG announced

24 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG member the Debt Managers Standards Association (DEMSA) is holding its annual conference on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Emirates Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester. The full agenda for the day has now been announced and includes a breakout session delivered by MALG’s Executive Officer Bob Winnington. Bob will be speaking […]

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IMA Money Advice Awards 2017 Winners Announced

22 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) announced the winners of its prestigious Money Advice Awards at a ceremony held during its annual conference in Bristol on 15 and 16 May 2017. The awards, which have been running since 2009, recognise excellence and best practice in the free-to-client money advice sector. This year’s winners included: Best […]

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CAP publishes new findings on digital exclusion: Offline and shut out

19 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG member Christian’s Against Poverty (CAP) has published a briefing summarising new findings on digital inclusion entitled: ‘Offline and shut out: Digital exclusion in an increasingly digital landscape.’ The survey of 1,210 CAP clients exposes the extent to which financial and digital exclusion are intertwined, including the fact that those with a physical disability, mental ill […]

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