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April 2020

Bob’s Blog: MALG Coronavirus update w/c 27 April 2020

28 Apr 2020 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Dear MALG members and contacts, With so much going on at the moment, we are now updating our contacts more regularly on how MALG is supporting members through the Coronavirus crisis to ensure that we can all continue ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’. We now have more than 60 people registered for our […]

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Government bans bailiff visits during Covid-19, as charities call for further action on council tax

28 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The UK’s largest debt advice charities have welcomed emergency legislation banning bailiffs from visiting homes to enforce debts during Covid-19 restrictions – but say the Government “must go further” in helping people struggling with council tax bills as a result of the outbreak. Citizens Advice, Money Advice Trust and StepChange Debt Charity raised concerns with Ministers last […]

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Centre for Social Justice publishes ‘path forward for Government debt collection’ report

27 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Think tank the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has published a new report: ‘Collecting Dust: a path forward for Government debt collection’. As the report shows, recent years have seen a remarkable rise in the number of people presenting with problematic debts owed to government authorities (rather than, say, consumer debts for credit cards or […]

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FCA confirms support for motor finance and high-cost credit customers

27 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The FCA will be introducing the package of measures outlined last week (see here) to support consumer credit customers facing payment difficulties due to coronavirus (Covid-19). The targeted temporary measures being implemented are a three month payment freeze for motor finance, buy-now pay-later (BNPL), rent-to-own (RTO) and pawnbroking agreements. For high-cost short term credit (including […]

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MALG shares details of how money advisers can get hold of credit reports during Coronavirus crisis

25 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

One of the questions raised by money advisers during MALG’s most recent virtual ‘Members Friday Forum’, which was set up to help those from across a range of sectors continue ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’ during the Coronavirus crisis, was how advisers can get hold of client credit reports during […]

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