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May 2020

Financial Inclusion Centre publishes proposals to deal with immediate and longer term financial impacts of Covid-19

29 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The Financial Inclusion Centre publishes proposals to deal with immediate and longer term financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report highlights that Covid-19 has brought to light serious health and income inequalities in society. Recent analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the Covid-19 related mortality rate in more deprived areas […]

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Cifas enters collaborative partnership with The Vulnerability Registration Service to protect vulnerable consumers

27 May 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Cifas and The Vulnerability Registration Service (VRS) have entered into a collaborative agreement that will offer protection to vulnerable individuals through the VRS national vulnerability database later this year. With effect from 1 August 2020, Cifas will no longer be providing the Protecting the Vulnerable scheme. The Protecting the Vulnerable scheme is a shared register […]

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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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