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June 2017

Money Advice Service launches #TalkMoneyWorries campaign

19 Jun 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

MALG member the Money Advice Service is today calling on friends and family to spot the signs that people close to them might be experiencing problem debts. Debt and money worries are often seen as a taboo subject in the UK so it is time to get people talking about their money worries and get […]

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FSCS survey finds smartphone apps made a third of people spend more

16 Jun 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

A third of people surveyed about their smartphones by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) said apps made them spend at all hours and lose track of their finances. Two-thirds said apps made it easier to spend, particularly from bed at the start or the end of the day. Women surveyed said they typically spent […]

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Government appoints Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion

16 Jun 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Guy Opperman has been appointed as the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) Parliamentary Under Secretary for Pensions and Financial Inclusion. The appointment has been welcomed by the money advice sector. Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Chair of the Financial Inclusion Commission, said: “We are delighted that the government has responded to the Financial Inclusion Commission’s call for ministerial […]

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Money and Mental Health Policy Institute publishes first Annual Review

15 Jun 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute has published its first Annual Review a year on from its launch. The report sets out the organisation’s research/policy achievements, impact, and how it has established itself as the heart of a network, championing the needs of people with mental health problems to decision-makers in the services on […]

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New vulnerability guide for lending published

15 Jun 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Following the publication of the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC)/UK Cards/Finance & Leasing Association’s latest guide on vulnerability in the debt collection sector in March 2017, lead academic Chris Fitch and his team yesterday launched ‘Vulnerability: a guide for lending’. This new guide, which is again endorsed by a number of other MALG […]

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