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June 2019

Bob’s Blog: MALG Conference 2019 bookings and AGM/Members Meeting agenda

13 Jun 2019 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Whilst the weather is far from seasonal at the moment, the conference season progresses unabated! I understand that the Money Advice Scotland Conference was a memorable event as always and I thoroughly enjoyed the Institute of Money Advisers Conference in Manchester earlier this week. It was great to see a number of MALG Members there […]

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FCA confirms biggest shake-up to the overdraft market for a generation

11 Jun 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed it is introducing reforms to fix a dysfunctional overdraft market. These changes will make overdrafts simpler, fairer, and easier to manage and will protect the millions of consumers that use overdrafts, particularly more vulnerable consumers. The changes represent the biggest overhaul to the overdraft market for a generation. […]

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Trade body ceases involvement in bailiff complaints adjudication

07 Jun 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

From 1 June, the process for complaining about enforcement agents (bailiffs) was streamlined. The Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA) will no longer review complaints on behalf of its members. With CIVEA no longer involved, all complaints about enforcement agents acting on behalf of local authorities will go straight to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman […]

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Enforcement trade body CIVEA issues bogus bailiffs warning

04 Jun 2019 | Posted In Money advice news

People are at risk from fraudsters masquerading as enforcement agents (bailiffs) and small businesses are a popular target, according to the civil enforcement industry’s trade body Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA). The warning comes after CIVEA identified cases of fraudsters using the government’s public register of enforcement agents to demand payments for bogus government debts. The […]

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