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Financial Ombudsman Service: Dealing with Debt

06 Feb 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

The Financial Ombudsman Service has we published their latest edition of Ombudsman news showing the current issues they’re seeing involving debt and debt collection practices as well as their latest complaints data over the last quarter. This time of year can be bleak. With turkey and twinkling lights a distant memory, it’s back to reality. Many […]

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Bob’s Blog: Happy New Year! An exciting year ahead for MALG

15 Jan 2019 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

A very Happy New Year to our Members, Associates, Supporters and Friends and I send you all best wishes for a healthy and successful 2019. The weather has been becalmed of late and the year has started gently but there will be turbulent waters ahead in the financial and political arenas which will prove challenging for […]

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Citizens Advice publish research on bailiff complaints

10 Jan 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

Citizens Advice has published research on bailiff complaints which shows that 72% of people who experience a bailiff breaking the rules do not complain at all. The report highlights that there are significant barriers to making complaints and, when people do, the process doesn’t work: The complaints process isn’t independent and bailiff firms are seen to shift […]

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Barclays announce gambling blocks

11 Dec 2018 | Posted In Money advice news

Barclays has become the first High Street bank to allow its customers to “switch off” certain types of spending on their debit cards. The idea is to help vulnerable customers, particularly problem gamblers, or those in serious debt. However, all account holders can now block their own spending in a number of categories, including supermarkets, […]

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Bob’s Blog: Talk Money Conference 2018 roundup, dates for 2019!

29 Nov 2018 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Welcome MALG members and contacts! Thank you for those of you who attended the Talk Money Conference 2018, it was a hugely successful event and we are delighted with the positive feedback from so many of you. For those of you who couldn’t attend, please find the links to the slides and keynote sessions below. […]

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