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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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StepChange publishes General Election 2017 Briefing: Turning round lives held back by debt

18 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

StepChange, the largest specialist debt advice provider in the UK, has published a briefing ahead of the UK General Election on 8 June 2017 calling on all parties to help struggling households and turn around the lives of those held back by debt.   Based on its experience StepChange suggests a range of policies that […]

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Bob’s Blog: Making the most of your MALG membership

18 May 2017 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

We are living in changing times! The plans for Brexit ebb and flow and now we have an Election suddenly upon us and we are all needing to adapt to the working implications that brings. As we reach the transition from the football and rugby seasons to the cricket season, the rain suddenly appears after […]

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MALG Board member Robert Skinner wins award for contribution to the credit industry

16 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) Board member Robert Skinner won the Martin William’s Award for contribution to the credit industry at Credit Strategy’s Credit Awards 2017 (see #creditawards on Twitter for more). The award presenter said: “Robert has had a 40 year career in financial services, the majority of which has been dedicated to raising standards […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Payplan study finds link between debt and depression

12 May 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Debt advice provider PayPlan has released survey results during Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 which show that one in six debtors seeking their help experience depression because of debt. A staggering 82% of PayPlan customers customers suffer from anxiety, 91% from stress and 62% from insomnia as a result of their debt problems, and the […]

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