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Christian’s Against Poverty publishes update to ‘The Poor Pay More’ report

02 Mar 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Christian’s Against Poverty (CAP) has published an update to its ‘The Poor Pay More’ report from December 2015, which shows how self-disconnection is still a significant problem and explores new data showing how lack of internet access contributes to pre-payment users being unable to get the best energy deals. The report update, entitled ‘Where we […]

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Bob’s Blog: The next MALG Members’ Meeting and other news

24 Feb 2017 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

I think it’s safe to say that the last MALG Members’ Meeting in January was a huge success! Attendees, who heard excellent presentations from academics Professor Sharon Collard and Chris Fitch and GambleAware’s Jane Rigbye, said it felt like a ‘game changer’ in the development of a new and improved MALG. You will be able […]

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Launch date of the Standard Financial Statement confirmed

20 Feb 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

The Money Advice Service has announced that the Standard Financial Statement (SFS) begins operation on 1 March 2017 and thanked the many advice agencies, creditors, trade bodies and others involved in its development, including the MALG members who were part of the governance group. The first advice providers will begin using the new SFS format […]

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Citizens Advice publishes Doorstep Loan report

16 Feb 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Citizens Advice has published a report entitled ‘Debt on your doorstep’ looking into the doorstep loan market, which is the largest high-cost credit market in the UK used by over 1.3m customers. It identifies common problems experienced by their clients with unmanageable doorstep loans such as high-pressure sales tactics, inadequate affordability checks and aggressive collections […]

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Which? reports bank overdraft charges are higher than payday lenders

08 Feb 2017 | Posted In Money advice news

Research published today by Which? has highlighted that customers  accessing unauthorised overdrafts can face charges seven times higher than the cost of borrowing from a payday lender. The report also found that it’s often the most vulnerable customers that are hit the hardest. Read Rachel Reeves MP’s summary of the findings here.

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