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The IMA’s adviser networking and information sharing project

21 Feb 2018 | Posted In Money advice news

The Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) and Shelter are delighted to be working together to provide up-to-date information and resources to the money advice sector. Shelter’s Specialist Debt Advice Service (SDAS) offers free professional guidance with complex debt queries. The service can be accessed by debt advisers offering free-to-client advice in England and Wales. The […]

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Lending Works chooses Credit Kudos to power new Open Banking initiative

19 Feb 2018 | Posted In Money advice news

Credit Kudos and Lending Works have announced a partnership that creates one of the first commercial applications of the new Open Banking standard, empowering customers to instantly verify income in support of loan applications. Credit Kudos, a challenger credit bureau, and Lending Works, a fast-growing peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, are partnering to enable customers to […]

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Report from Resolution Foundation: An unhealthy interest? Debt distress and the consequences of raising rates

14 Feb 2018 | Posted In Money advice news

Resolution Foundation have published a report highlighting the growing problem of UK household debt.   Debt Standing at nearly £1.9 trillion, UK household debt remains a big issue. It is one that has very real and very obvious relevance for those families having to meet repayment commitments. But it is one that has macroeconomic implications […]

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Citizens Advice report: Out of Luck – An exploration of the causes and impacts of problem gambling

24 Jan 2018 | Posted In Money advice news

Citizens Advice have published a research report on the life-changing effects problem gambling can have on the families, friends and work colleagues of the gambler – from increased debt to family breakdown.   The research involved an online survey of around 1,500 self-selecting problem gamblers and affected others, as well as more than 30 in-depth […]

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The Money Advice Service report: Debt advice economic benefits to society of up to £960m in the UK

18 Jan 2018 | Posted In Money advice news

Today the Money Advice Service has published The Economic Impact of Debt Advice, a report that demonstrates a financial return of up to £960m per year to the UK economy.  This is in the context of an estimated £150m and £200m total annual investment in debt advice.   The research, undertaken by Europe Economics, builds on […]

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