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Blog: Plugging the consumer credit information gap will boost industry and personal outcomes

22 Sep 2017 | Posted In Thought leadership

Freddy Kelly co-founded Credit Kudos in 2015 to tackle the plight of the roughly 12% of the UK population who are “under-banked”, forcing borrowers with no credit history to turn to high cost credit. He developed Credit Kudos as a tool for using consumer transaction data to build highly accurate, transparent credit scores. Freddy will be delivering […]

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Money Advice Service over-indebtedness figures for UK: 1 in 6 people burdened with financial difficulties

19 Sep 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Today, the Money Advice Service announces new 2017 over-indebtedness figures for the UK. 8.3 million adults in the UK are living with problem debt The lowest proportion of over-indebted residents live in the South East 13.3 per cent and East of England 14.3 per cent Newham, London revealed as UKs most over-indebted local authority area, […]

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Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) publishes report on pilot project embedding advice workers in GP practices

18 Sep 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) has published a new report which shows that embedding advice workers in GP practices secures £850,000 for patients and reduces GP workloads. The Deep End Advice Worker project developed and tested approaches to delivering advice services (e.g. financial and debt advice, housing advice and social security support) in […]

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Bob’s Blog: MALG National Members Meeting 26 September 2017

15 Sep 2017 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

It hardly seems any time since our last National Members Meeting & AGM where the Money Advice Service launched its new toolkit for creditors on how they can collaborate with debt advice agencies, Yvonne Fovargue MP kindly gave us an update on her campaigning work as a member of the APPG on Debt, and Jane Tully of […]

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Major review of debt advice funding in the UK launches ‘call for evidence’

09 Sep 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

A major Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice, led by Peter Wyman, reached a key milestone this week with the launch of a ‘Call for Evidence’. The Review, set up in response to a challenging and complex debt advice funding landscape will make recommendations for an appropriate funding framework for the future, and […]

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