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MALG Executive Officer interview in UKAR Arena magazine

03 Apr 2017 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

The Money Advice Liaison Group’s (MALG) Executive Officer Bob Winnington has been interviewed for an article in UKAR’s Arena magazine. The article entitled ‘MALG – 30 years of working together to improve the lives of people in debt’ summarises the changes that Bob and the team are making to bring a renewed focus to the […]

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Lords Financial Exclusion Committee says high cost credit products must be tackled to avoid ‘poverty premium’

27 Mar 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Lords Financial Exclusion Committee has published a report highlighting how regulation has been successful in battling abusive practices by payday loan companies but says that banks are failing the customers who need them the most, leaving the poorest to rely on expensive products. It recommends that controls on “rent to own” products and other […]

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MALG Chair launches new research on customer vulnerability and debt collection

21 Mar 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG Chair Liz Barclay this morning launched the Finance & Leasing Association and The UK Cards Association’s new publication: ‘Vulnerability; a guide for debt collection – 21 questions, 21 steps’. Both trade associations and a number of other MALG members including the Credit Services Association and the Money Advice Trust, worked in partnership with the […]

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MALG members launch joint ‘Taking Control’ campaign for bailiff reform

14 Mar 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Money Advice Liaison Group members The Money Advice Trust, AdviceUK, Christian’s Against Poverty, Citizens Advice and StepChange have launched a new campaign for bailiff reform called ‘Taking Control’. Despite the April 2014 reforms, debt advice charities continue to receive reports of widespread problems with the behaviour of bailiffs and bailiff firms. The ‘Taking Control’ report […]

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Christians Against Poverty launches new accessible and holistic financial education service

13 Mar 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has launched a new service, CAP Life Skills. This complements its current debt management work by helping build financial capability through a holistic eight-week course run as a weekly community group meeting. Statistics show that 57% of British people do not track their spending, only 41% of the population are saving and […]

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