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PayU and Kreditech launch instant cardless EMI with PayU Monedo in India
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Global online payment service provider PayU and Kreditech, the leading group for digital consumer lending using machine-learning based underwriting, today launches the beta phase of PayU Monedo in India. PayU Monedo will provide cardless EMIs (equated monthly installments) to finance the online purchases of consumers in India. The new offering follows the launch of a strategic partnership between PayU and Kreditech announced in May 2017 to deliver a joint proposition for cardless EMI.  The partnership saw EUR 110 million investment from PayU in Kreditech – the largest ever equity investment in a German fintech company.
New research published into experiences of people in debt who self-negotiate with creditors
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
The Money Advice Trust and Money Advice Service have today published research into the experiences of people in debt who negotiate with their creditors. A new Wiseradviser e-learning course for debt advisers on supporting clients to self-help has also been launched. 
StepChange Debt Charity reveals trends in those seeking debt help in 2017
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
StepChange Debt Charity today publishes new insight on its clients in 2017, revealing that debt problems appear to be particularly acute for certain groups, such as tenants and single-parent families. The charity’s Statistics Yearbook reports that 619,946 new clients contacted the charity for debt advice last year – 3.5% more than in 2016, and 22% more than just four years earlier.  
Over 250,000 car buyers rank their car and financing satisfaction at 94.5/100
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
MotoNovo Finance is providing impressive evidence that its dealers are doing a measurably great job in helping their customers. Now, they are making their unique point-of-sale customer technology available to dealers who don’t currently use their digital signature process that has the satisfaction survey embedded into it and which is completed by a highly statistically significant 75% of all customers.  
Seven in 10 savers want strong ROI but majority fooled by low-return ‘safe’ options
Monday, 12 March 2018
According to a study by peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending platform ArchOver, UK savers are seeing their hard-earned cash depreciate at the hands of high inflation and low interest, despite 71% claiming that interest and ROI are top-of-mind.
David Rubin & Partners Ltd joins the ASTL
Friday, 09 March 2018
David Rubin & Partners Ltd, a leading firm of restructuring professionals, has joined The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) as a new associate member. David Rubin & Partners Ltd is the second associate member to join the ASTL since the beginning of the year. Membership of the ASTL now stands at 35 full members and 31 associate members. 
PwC: More women are actively pursuing their career goals than ever before
Friday, 09 March 2018
To mark International Women's Day (IWD) on Thursday, 8 March 2018, PwC surveyed over 3,600 professional women (aged 28-40) to find out about their career development experiences and aspirations. The survey included respondents from employers across 27 industry sectors and from over 60 countries worldwide.  
Gender savings gap leaves half of female workers feeling financially unprepared for retirement
Friday, 09 March 2018
More than half of female employees admit to feeling financially unprepared for their retirement, as evidence emerges of a gender savings gap in research* from Close Brothers and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA). The research finds that 51% of female workers feel financially unprepared, compared to around a third (35%) of male workers. 
InterBay Commercial added to Paradigm lender panel
Tuesday, 06 March 2018
Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today (6th March 2018) added specialist lender, InterBay Commercial, to its mortgage lender panel. 
Hanley Economic BS launches two-year Help to Buy remortgage deal
Tuesday, 06 March 2018
Hanley Economic Building Society has launched a two-year discounted remortgage product targeting Help to Buy borrowers. 
SMMT new car registration - Callcredit: 'further decline in registrations expected...'
Tuesday, 06 March 2018
Commenting on the SMMT’s new car registration statistics, Asia Anwar, Account Director - Lending, Callcredit Information Group said:   “Today’s SMMT figures show a further cooling of the UK’s new car market. This could decline further if interest rates rise in May and the current financial squeeze on UK households intensifies. While most car dealers and finance providers are already carrying out sufficient affordability assessments, to protect consumers against economic downturns, those that have not yet must also improve their lending practices. This is key to not just creating a more robust industry with sustainable growth, but also protecting consumers from overextending themselves financially.
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