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30 May

Complaints to financial ombudsman against credit unions halved in the past year

However, overall complaints have doubled, according to Financial Ombudsman Service's 2013/2014 Annual Review.

30 May, 2014

23 May

Poverty, debt and credit: an expert-led review

New report from University of Bristol and Joseph Rowntree Foundation seeks to 'unpick the research evidence to provide an over-view of the extent to which problem debt and consumer credit use cause poverty; and the extent to which poverty results in problem debt and consumer credit use'.

23 May, 2014

22 May

Number of individual voluntary arrangements up by 14.3 per cent over last year

New insolvency statistics also show that bankruptcies are down 15 per cent and debt relief orders are down 9.3 per cent over the same period.

22 May, 2014

21 May

Quarter of those aged over 65 struggle financially, says Age UK

New research also highlights that £5.5bn of financial help for pensioners goes unclaimed each year.

21 May, 2014

One in ten mortgagors risks unaffordable repayments as interest rates rise

Modelling by Resolution Foundation finds that around 770,000 households are at risk of being 'mortgage prisoners' due to a limited ability to switch to better mortgage deals and at risk of payments being at least one third of disposable income by 2018.

21 May, 2014

8 May

Problem debt damaging children and families, say Children’s Society and Stepchange Debt

New report, backed by Archbishop of York, says that 2.5m children live with families who are £4.8bn behind on household bills and loan repayments, leading to anxiety, bullying and going without essentials.

08 May, 2014

2 May

New Act of Sederunt issued in consequence of amendments made to insolvency rules in Scotland

New Act amends Chapter 74 of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Company Insolvency Rules) 1986 in consequence of the amendments made to the Insolvency (Scotland) Rules 1986 by the Insolvency (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2014.

02 May, 2014

Insolvency (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2014

New regulations that update and amend the Insolvency Rules in relation to receivership and the process of liquidation.

02 May, 2014

1 May

Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014 gets Royal Assent

New legislation designed to 'ensure that appropriate, proportionate, debt management and debt relief mechanisms are available to the people of Scotland which are fit for the 21st Century.'

01 May, 2014

24 April

Higher tuition fees for students ‘look like they will do little to reduce taxpayer contribution’

However, new Institute for Fiscal Studies report concludes that government won't know true outcome for decades as it depends on what happens to graduate earnings over that period.

24 April, 2014

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