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New report: Low income consumers pay a ‘poverty premium’ equivalent to three months’ worth of food

24 Nov 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

People struggling with money are paying an extra £478 for essentials like energy, credit and insurance because of the poverty premium, according to new research by the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre. The Fair By Design study of 1,000 low income households [1] accessing the services of national poverty charity Turn2us, shows that poorer households are […]

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IPPR examines financial impacts of Covid-19 with ‘helping households in debt’ report

23 Nov 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Policy think-tank IPPR has published a new report which examines the financial impacts of Covid-19 on people in different demographic groups and regions of the UK and explores the experiances of debt and household finances before and during the pandemic. The ‘Helping households in debt’ report sets out recommendations which focus on actions to mitigate […]

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Enforcement agents prove essential for funding local services

18 Nov 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Following speculation about the resumption of enforcement visits, Russell Hamblin-Boone, Chief Executive of the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA), shares his thoughts and exclusive findings regarding current civil enforcement conduct and outcomes in a new report: When the government implemented plans for a phased lifting of the lockdown restrictions, CIVEA recognised that it was not responsible […]

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Experian launches first service to give consumers ability to improve credit score with council tax bills, streaming subscriptions and savings

10 Nov 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Experian is launching the UK’s first service to give consumers the ability to instantly improve their credit score, using information such as regular video and music streaming payments and council tax payments.    Early analysis suggests over half of people (51%) using Experian Boost will receive an instant increase to their Experian Credit Score, meaning around 17 million consumers are set to benefit (1). Among […]

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Bob’s Blog: NEW from MALG – Membership, Virtual Summit papers, GDPR and vulnerability guidance

05 Nov 2020 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

The MALG Virtual Summit may be over but, at a time when ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’ is more important than ever, we’re certainly not slowing down here at MALG! We have a LOT to update you on… NEW MALG Membership structureThe existing MALG Membership structure was established four years […]

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