Entries by Stephen Kiely

UK labour market data – comment

Commenting on the UK labour market data, Andy Scott, Associate Director at Chatham Financial, said: “The UK labour market continued to see strong jobs growth during the final three months of last year, in sharp contrast to how the economy performed in terms of GDP growth. “With the number of people in work rising more […]

UK Finance Mortgage Trends

Commenting on this morning’s Mortgage Trends data from UK Finance, John Phillips, national operations director at Just Mortgages, said: “If November’s figures were damning evidence of the damage caused by the political drift and delay that has characterised the last few years, the December numbers released this morning are a sign that we may finally […]

A massive opportunity for government to move on housing policy

Following this morning’s figures from UK Finance, Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “Earth-shattering today’s figures are not, but what they are is perhaps more than we might have hoped for. Not only have the numbers and values increased in most areas, but they have done it against a backdrop of real […]

What does a change of chancellor mean for borrowers?

The general election was meant to remove much of the political uncertainty from markets. However, Sajid Javid’s surprise resignation as chancellor was a stark reminder that nothing can be taken for granted. But what do changes at the Treasury mean for borrowers? The reshuffle was meant to be a low-key affair, with only junior ministers […]

Hat-Trick for FICO as Three Finalists Named for Women in Credit Awards

The Women in Credit Awards are the only awards programme for women within the UK’s credit industry. “We are proud to have the outstanding work of our leaders recognised by the Women in Credit Awards,” said Steve Hadaway, vice president and general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at FICO. “These three […]

CIVEA urges Ministry of Justice to publish review

On the anniversary of the deadline for submissions to the Ministry of Justice Call for Evidence on enforcement agents (bailiffs), the Civil Enforcement Association has called for a report on the regulatory reforms. Russell Hamblin-Boone, chief executive of the Civil Enforcement Association, said: “We have written to the Ministry of Justice to urge that the […]

Report: The worldwide business impact of the coronavirus

A report by Dun & Bradstreet, the largest business information company in the world, highlights the enormous economic and third-party risk of the coronavirus outbreak. With operations closing in China, travel bans imposed by airlines and MWC cancelled last week amid a round of high-profile cancellations, the full impact of the virus is becoming more […]