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March 2021

StepChange publishes ‘Covid Debt Rescue’ report

22 Mar 2021 | Posted In Money advice news

Millions of households who were managing before the pandemic are now in real financial difficulty, due to public health restrictions reducing their income or working hours. While the Government’s support schemes have helped many people to cope financially, StepChange Debt Charity’s analysis identifies a ticking time-bomb of Covid-related arrears and debt, with the most acute […]

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Money and Pensions Service unveils new consumer brand MoneyHelper

19 Mar 2021 | Posted In Money advice news

Since the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) was formed in 2019, it has operated three legacy consumer facing brands: the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise. MaPS was created as a single body to bring together financial guidance services and content, making it easier for customers to find what they are looking for in one joined-up service. The […]

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Bob’s Blog: Not long left to book your MALG Virtual Connect ticket!

17 Mar 2021 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Hello to all our MALG Members and contacts, The MALG Virtual Connect is just over one week away and time is running out for you to book your place. Don’t miss out on joining us during #DebtAwarenessWeek 2021 to discuss Social Value, Breathing Space, Covid Debt, Money Mindset, Vulnerability, and Insolvency. If you have already booked, please make sure you inform others by using […]

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Former MALG Chair Liz Barclay named as Small Business Commissioner to lead crackdown on late payments to small businesses

16 Mar 2021 | Posted In Money advice news

The government has today (16 March) announced the appointment of former MALG Chair Liz Barclay as Small Business Commissioner to spearhead the national effort to crackdown on delayed invoices – which cause thousands of small businesses to close every year. Liz Barclay will be the first female Small Business Commissioner, a post which was created […]

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FCA provides update on support for consumers impacted by coronavirus following Budget

05 Mar 2021 | Posted In Money advice news

The FCA’s mortgages tailored support guidance sets out its expectation that firms should not enforce mortgage repossessions, except in exceptional circumstances, before 1 April 2021. It is publishing updated draft guidance for firms from 1 April, to ensure that mortgage customers whose homes may be repossessed are treated fairly and appropriately, particularly where there are […]

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