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May 2020

FCA announces support for customers who are struggling to pay their mortgage due to coronavirus

22 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced proposals which will continue support for customers who are struggling to pay their mortgage due to coronavirus (Covid-19). The proposal outlines the options firms will be required to provide customers coming to an end of a payment holiday, as well as those who are yet to request […]

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Urgent action needed to help millions struggling with Covid-19 council tax debt

22 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The UK’s three largest debt charities have called on the Government to change ‘ineffective’ regulations on how councils collect council tax arrears to protect households who have fallen behind due to coronavirus. Citizens Advice, the Money Advice Trust and StepChange Debt Charity fear that with council tax enforcement measures likely to restart soon, many residents who are […]

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Money Saving Expert and The Open University launch unique, free financial education course

21 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The UK’s biggest consumer website, MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) and world-leading distance learning institution, The Open University, have teamed up for an ambitious new project, launching on 21 May 2020, to help give the nation the skills and knowledge to master their finances. MSE’s Academy of Money (mse.me/ou-academy) is a new, completely free and independent academic financial […]

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The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill published

15 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill was published on 11 May 2020.  The Bill will be subject to an expedited procedure and subject to Parliament’s approval, is likely to come into force by the end of the month. Scottish Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn, said: “We are aware of the ongoing financial […]

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Bob’s Blog: MALG National Members Meeting presentations and Coronavirus update

13 May 2020 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

All of our lives and those of our clients and customers continue to feel the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and I sincerely hope you and your families are all well. As an organisation based around face-to-face national and regional meetings, we have had to quickly adapt to new ways of working and I trust you feel […]

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