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'Debt & Pensions Advice - Bridging the Advice Gap' report published
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Build up a pension or clear up the Debts? It’s a tough decision and people need more advice and guidance to make the right call - says a new report launched this morning. The report, entitled 'Debt & Pensions Advice - Bridging the Advice Gap' was a joint project between Money Advice Scotland and the Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) and funded by the Money Advice Service. 
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Paradigm offer free mortgage & protection basic compliance package
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced a free basic mortgage and protection compliance package available to any directly authorised (DA) firms that commits to using the distributor as their exclusive payment route for mortgages and align their protection provider agencies. 
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Hometrack appoints new Head of Business Development
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Hometrack, the data services division of ZPG plc, has today announced the appointment of Dimitri Kaltsas as Head of Business Development for Hometrack’s Financial Services and Capital Markets business. 
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Revealing the real borrowers of Britain
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
New research commissioned by Elevate Credit reveals new insights about Britain’s short-term borrowers in a report by the Social Market Foundation (SMF). The independent report analyses the short-term borrowing landscape more than two years after the introduction of the FCA’s price cap in 2015. The report highlights a divergence between assumptions around short-term borrowers and reality, with a significant proportion of those surveyed believing that people who use short-term credit are poor (46%), on benefits (32%) and unemployed (29%).
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Castle Trust appoints Phoebus Software for mortgage servicing solution
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Following the signing of a five year contract, Phoebus Software Ltd (PSL) has completed the migration Castle Trust’s mortgage book onto the Phoebus cloud based mortgage servicing solution. The migration includes buy-to-let and limited company loans with products that feature rolled up interest. 
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Political conferences: Was there enough focus on those in debt?
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
With political party conference season drawing to a close for another year, a senior figure in the debt management sector has highlighted a lack of focus on those struggling with debt.  
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Outstanding Mortgages hits all-time high in the UK
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Continued growth in house prices, along with a small decline in the number of outstanding home loans has led to the highest level of mortgage debt per household ever recorded. 
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The Money Statistics October 2017
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Striking numbers  
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As savings crisis looms, employers failing to tackle employee knowledge gap
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
A lack of across the board financial education is failing to close the employee savings gap, according to a new report published today by Close Brothers in conjunction with the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA). 
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StepChange Debt Charity response to FCA warning of growing debt among young people
Monday, 16 October 2017
Responding to the Financial Conduct Authority’s warning of a pronounced build-up of debt among young people, Mike O’Connor, Chief Executive of StepChange Debt Charity said: "Our most recent statistics chime with warnings that record numbers of people are getting into debt at an earlier age, with young people relying on credit to cover essential costs. The proportion of younger clients seeking our debt advice has grown by 10% in the last five years and now almost two thirds of clients are under 40.
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Andrew Bailey right to highlight ‘growing debt burden’ on young people
Monday, 16 October 2017
Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey has today warned that a growing number of young people are having to borrow to cover basic living costs. 
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