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Money and Mental Health Policy Institute publishes ‘Fintech for Good’ report

20 Jul 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG’s Executive Officer Bob Winnington attended the launch of Money and Mental Health Policy Institute’s ‘Fintech for Good’ report at Monzo Bank on 18 July 2017. The report looks at how financial technology can support people experiencing mental health problems, who are three times as likely to be in financial difficulty. Fintech – new tools, settings […]

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Peter Wyman to head independent review of debt advice funding

20 Jul 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG member the Money Advice Service has announced that Peter Wyman CBE, chair of the Care Quality Commission, is to lead an independent review of the funding of debt advice across the UK. The review will seek views from a wide range of interested parties including the debt advice sector itself, and recommend an appropriate […]

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UK state pension age increase from 67 to 68 to be brought forward by seven years to 2037

19 Jul 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke, today announced that the rise in the pension age to 68 will now be phased in between 2037 and 2039, rather than from 2044 as was originally proposed. Those affected are currently between the ages of 39 and 47. Read more here.

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1st Credit and Hammersmith & Fulham Council join forces to launch revolutionary public-private joint venture, H&F Ethical Debt Collections

18 Jul 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG member and 2017 conference sponsor 1st Credit has joined force with Hammersmith & Fulham Council to launch a revolutionary private-public joint venture, H&F Ethical Debt Collections. The partnership changes the way public sector debts are handled, ending the two-tier treatment of customers in debt by applying Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) standards to public as […]

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Insights from MALG on the impact of ‘buy now, pay later’ point of sale credit on those with mental health issues

18 Jul 2017 | Posted In Thought leadership

Katie Evans is Head of Research and Policy at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute. She previously led a programme of work around financial services at the Social Market Foundation and has also been an economic consultant. She spoke at MALG’s National Members Meeting on 5 July and shares her insights from the group […]

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