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£4600 – the tipping point to come clean about debt
Thursday, 06 July 2017
Adults in the UK who have secret debt would rack up an average of £4,618 before asking for help from their loved ones to manage it, according to new research from online lender, Sunny. This figure climbs to £6,441 for the over-55s, more than twice the threshold of £2,936 for their younger counterparts (18-34 year olds).
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Money Advice Service youth expert comments on Student Loans
Thursday, 06 July 2017
Money Advice Service youth and student expert, Michael Royce comments on IFS findings: Higher education funding in England: Past, present and options for the future: “There are many challenges facing students as they leave university or college to embark on life and career plans. While student loan repayments are mostly repaid through graduates’ monthly pay once they are earning enough, there may be a range of other pressures on graduates’ bank balances as they transition to a new life stage. These can include settling bills as they leave student life, and incurring new costs with no student finance to fall back on as they change living arrangements and seek and start new jobs.  
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New Single Financial Guidance Body a positive step forward for debt and money advice – R3
Thursday, 06 July 2017
The creation of a Single Financial Guidance Body could help break down barriers stopping indebted individuals from receiving free and impartial advice, says insolvency trade body R3 ahead of a key parliamentary debate on the issue.
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The Money Statistics July 2017
Tuesday, 04 July 2017
Striking numbers 
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National Credit Regulator refers Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd to the National Consumer Tribunal
Tuesday, 04 July 2017
The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has announced that it has referred Foschini Retail Group (Pty) (Foschini) to the National Consumer Tribunal (Tribunal) following an investigation by the NCR which revealed Foschini has charged consumers a club fee on credit agreements. The club fee charged by Foschini is reflected in consumers’ credit agreements. The charging of a club fee on credit agreements is not permitted by the National Credit Act. 
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Money on your mind? The Public Sector is one of the top industries for a pay rise right now
Tuesday, 04 July 2017
Despite there being a great amount of uncertainty following the general election in June, it’s positive news for workers in the Public Sector, as average salaries rose by 6% in June, when compared with data from June 2016.  This is according to the latest statistics from the UK’s leading independent job board,   CV-Library  .
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Scottish Building Society choose Whistlebrook's Treasury Management System
Tuesday, 04 July 2017
Whistlebrook Limited, a leading provider of back office solutions for the financial services industry, is pleased to announce that Scottish Building Society has chosen Whistlebrook's Treasury Management System (WTMS), to replace its existing solution.
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FLA welcomes UK Finance launch
Tuesday, 04 July 2017
Commenting on the launch of UK Finance, which replaces a number of existing financial services trade bodies, Stephen Sklaroff, Director General of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said:  “We wish UK Finance well on its first day of operation, and look forward to working with them to develop further the close relations we had with their predecessors.”
 
UK Finance Launches
Monday, 03 July 2017
From today, the finance and banking industry operating in the UK will be represented by a new trade association, UK Finance.
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Open Banking; six month countdown to an industry revolution
Monday, 03 July 2017
Roger Vincent, Head of Banking and Innovation at Equifax, comments:  “The banking industry is set for a huge customer-centric shake-up with the implementation of Open Banking phase two in January 2018. This exciting development will dramatically change the customer banking experience, helping consumers and businesses to use their financial transaction data to access products more easily and better understand their finances.  
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'British households increasingly turning to credit to make ends meet as finances stretch'
Friday, 30 June 2017
The latest Disposable Income Index (DII) published today by ISA provider Scottish Friendly reveals that three quarters (76%) of British households are reliant on credit to make ends meet. Nearly one in five (17%) Brits who are credit dependent found themselves short of money on more than five occasions in the last 12 months and needed credit to support themselves until their next pay cheque.
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