Entries by Stephen Kiely

Just Mortgages self-employed division hits the 300-broker mark

The Just Mortgages self-employed division has continued its rapid growth and has now passed the 300-broker mark. The self-employed division offers a solution to brokers who are looking for the independence that comes from being self-employed but value the support they get from being employed. It was established in June 2016, with just three brokers, […]

CICM Cabinet Office Call for Evidence response

The Public Sector is failing debtors, especially the most vulnerable, and needs to urgently learn the lesson of its private sector colleagues. The concept of ‘vulnerability’ is also too vague, and as such many of those most in need of help are falling between the cracks. This is the view of the Chartered Institute of […]

In the lap of the gods or masters of our own destiny? – Comment on the HMRC property transaction figures for August

Following the HMRC property transaction figures today, Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says “The health of the housing market continued in August which, considering that the stamp duty holiday was only announced in July, is more than likely due to a large number of transactions, that were put on hold, finally completing. […]

Landbay launches market-leading rates

Landbay, one of the UK’s leading specialist buy-to-let lenders, has today reduced the rate on its Special Edition two-year fixed rates for both 60% and 70% LTV by 14 and 10 basis points respectively. The rates are now amongst the most competitive specialist buy-to-let rates in the market. Landbay, which is institutionally funded, has also […]

Ninety-three percent struggle to afford essentials after Government collections

Today’s deadline for responses to the Cabinet Office on Government debt collection practices sees StepChange Debt Charity submitting a detailed critique, based on client experience, which shows how remarkably poorly the practices of both local and central government compare to those in regulated markets. The charity calls for fundamental and specific changes to underpin a […]

Bristow & Sutor celebrate success of returning to enforcement

Bristow & Sutor, one of the UK’s leading players specialising in debt recovery, are meeting with more people now than before the coronavirus pandemic began. Despite not currently entering premises, contact rates have increased by 15% and Enforcement Agent (EA) payment results have shown an increase of 24%. The company believes this proves the majority […]

Nolan appointed new CICM Chair

Debbie Nolan FCICM(Grad) has succeeded Pete Whitmore FCICM as Chair of the CICM Executive Board of Trustees. She is joined in her new position by Phil Rice FCICM as Vice Chair and Glen Bullivant FCICM as Treasurer. Debbie, the UK CEO of global financial solutions company, Arvato, has been a graduate member of the CICM […]

Four in ten Brits counting the cost of COVID-19

Research from Indesser, a joint debt management venture between the Cabinet Office and TDX Group, shows 39% of people’s finances have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with Gen Zers feeling the sharpest impact (44%). The survey reveals the toll of the pandemic on people’s sense of financial stability, with 43% admitting they worry […]