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October 2020

Bob’s Blog: MALG Virtual Summit two weeks to go and new GDPR and Vulnerability Guide launch

15 Oct 2020 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Hello to all our MALG members and contacts. With just two weeks to go until our inaugural MALG Virtual Summit, we are very pleased to announce that we already have almost 200 delegates signed up! In the absence of a physical conference this year, it is refreshing to know that there is still an appetite to attend virtual events. We are […]

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High Court Decision Imminent on Virtual Enforcement

14 Oct 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The Royal Courts of Justice have been asked by Just – the enforcement market integrator, to clarify the legal status of virtual enforcement as an alternative to physical debt collection. Virtual enforcement solutions allow qualified enforcement staff to work remotely when seeking to collect on unpaid debts. Developed as an alternative to physical enforcement, Just […]

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Money Advice Trust chief executive Joanna Elson awarded CBE for services to people in financial difficulty

12 Oct 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Money Advice Trust chief executive Joanna Elson has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to people in financial difficulty. Joanna has served as chief executive of the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline and Business Debtline, since 2008. In addition to her role at the Trust, Joanna is […]

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Victory for Debt Threats campaign as Government agrees to end distressing default letters

07 Oct 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

In a major campaign success for the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, the government has today agreed to change decades-old laws which force lenders to send intimidating letters to people with problem debt. Money and Mental Health’s research shows that 100,000 people in problem debt attempt to take their own life in England each year […]

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‘Reset The Debt’ campaign calls for a fresh start for families in Britain swept into debt by Covid-19

05 Oct 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

A new ‘Reset The Debt’ campaign has been launched by a collective of Churches, faith-based groups and secular organisations to call for a ‘fresh start for families in Britain swept into debt by the Covid-19 pandemic’. The campaign proposes that the Chancellor creates a ‘Jubilee Fund’ to provide grants to pay off and cancel unavoidable […]

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