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Centre for Social Justice publishes ‘path forward for Government debt collection’ report

27 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Think tank the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has published a new report: ‘Collecting Dust: a path forward for Government debt collection’. As the report shows, recent years have seen a remarkable rise in the number of people presenting with problematic debts owed to government authorities (rather than, say, consumer debts for credit cards or […]

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FCA confirms support for motor finance and high-cost credit customers

27 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The FCA will be introducing the package of measures outlined last week (see here) to support consumer credit customers facing payment difficulties due to coronavirus (Covid-19). The targeted temporary measures being implemented are a three month payment freeze for motor finance, buy-now pay-later (BNPL), rent-to-own (RTO) and pawnbroking agreements. For high-cost short term credit (including […]

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MALG shares details of how money advisers can get hold of credit reports during Coronavirus crisis

25 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

One of the questions raised by money advisers during MALG’s most recent virtual ‘Members Friday Forum’, which was set up to help those from across a range of sectors continue ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’ during the Coronavirus crisis, was how advisers can get hold of client credit reports during […]

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Inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on homelessness and the private rented sector launched

24 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

The Government’s Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee has launched an inquiry into the Impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on homelessness and the private rented sector. It will consider both the immediate and long-term impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the homeless, rough sleepers and those in the private rented sector. The Committee […]

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Registry Trust publishes summary of Q1 2020 data on monetary judgments in the UK

24 Apr 2020 | Posted In Money advice news

Registry Trust, the organisation that maintains the register of Judgments, Orders and Fines for England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, ROI, IOM and Jersey, has published a summary of its Q1 2020 data on monetary judgments. The data shows that there has been a 4-year low in judgments against consumers in England & Wales. December usually sees […]

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