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Financial stability report full of mixed messages - ArchOver
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Today’s financial stability report from the Bank of England called for banks to put aside an extra £11.4bn to deal with any future economic slowdown.
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StepChange Debt Charity response to Bank of England Financial Stability report
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
In response to the Bank of England’s Financial Stability Report, Mike O’Connor, Chief Executive of StepChange Debt Charity, said:  “The Bank is right to address the rapid growth of consumer credit but there may be consequences, including potential increases in the cost of borrowing. While the Bank’s focus is on broader economic stability, there needs to be greater consideration of the stability of the ordinary family’s household finances, especially the 8.8m people using credit for essential household bills [1]. Any increase in borrowing costs could tip households, many of which are already on a financial knife-edge, into serious financial hardship. The Government, regulators and banks, must collectively do more to support people who are struggling to manage their way out of debt in an affordable and sustainable way.
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FLA comment on Bank of England's Financial Stability Report
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Commenting on the publication of the Financial Stability Report by the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee, Adrian Dally, Head of Motor Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association, said:   “We welcome the Bank’s recognition that arrears rates on dealership car finance tend to be lower than for other forms of consumer credit because it is secured against the vehicle. As the Bank says, the recent growth in dealership motor finance reflects a recovery in new car registrations and a shift in how cars are purchased, away from ownership. So far in 2017, growth in this market has in any case moderated significantly compared with recent years.
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New research sets out how Local Authorities can improve Council Tax collection practices
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
The Debt Counsellors Charitable Trust has today published new research which identifies good practice for Local Councils when collecting Council Tax debts.  
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British Standard for diversity and inclusion launched
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new standard for employers to provide guidance for good practice on valuing their employees through diversity and inclusion.
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University of Birmingham renews partnership agreement with Santander
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
University of Birmingham students can continue to take advantage of work experience placements and study awards following the signing of a new agreement with Santander.
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ArchOver targets mid-market businesses with ABFA membership
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
ArchOver, the peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending platform, is announcing that it has been awarded membership of the Asset-Based Finance Association (ABFA), the trade body for invoice finance and asset-based lending. Coming shortly after it received full FCA approvals last month, ArchOver’s inclusion as part of the ABFA reinforces its reputation as one of the young P2P sector’s most security-focused and well-established players.
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Fleet Mortgages launch raft of new products
Friday, 23 June 2017
Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today announced the launch of a new product range covering its three key borrower groups – Standard (Individual); Limited Company; and Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO). 
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New-look Earl Shilton Building Society website launches
Friday, 23 June 2017
Earl Shilton Building Society has marked its 160th anniversary with the launch of a brand new website, providing the foundations for continued high-quality service to its customers.  
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StepChange Debt Charity response to the Queen’s Speech
Thursday, 22 June 2017
In response to the Queen’s Speech, Mike O’Connor, Chief Executive of StepChange Debt Charity, said:  “Household debt is high by historical standards and consumer borrowing continues to head towards levels not seen since the economic crisis. Millions of households are resorting to credit as the only way to keep up with essential household bills. And millions more face the risk of falling into serious financial hardship in the future.  Any further squeeze on household finances could have serious consequences. Dealing with problem debt needs to become a priority for the new Government.
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European Bank Is Getting a Record Number of Card Signups and Online Customers Thanks to New Platform
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Banks worldwide struggle with card acquisitions and mobile signups, but one European bank, OTP banka Hrvatska, was able to beat all records in new card signups, mobile client increase and other areas of operations.
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