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20 August, 2010

Money Advice Trust response to rise in credit card borrowing cost despite all time low base rate

Charity encourages lenders to place greater significance on the Bank of England base rate when pricing their products.

17 August, 2010

Money Advice Trust announces new 2010 Common Financial Statement ‘trigger figures’

Updated levels for agreed discretionary monthly expenditure for Common Financial Statement license holders

13 August, 2010

New university students likely to owe £25,000 by the time they graduate

Average yearly debt has increased by more than 5 per cent, according to new national survey of student finance.

13 August, 2010

Vital that debt advice for homeowners continues to be a funding priority

Responding to CML reposession figures, Citizens Advice also urges lenders to continue to treat people in arrears fairly.

12 August, 2010

National Debtline reports large increase in unemployed people struggling with debt

Government and financial services providers must work with advice agencies to ensure those with debt problems have access to free, expert money advice, says Money Advice Trust.

12 August, 2010

Qualitative study of voluntary possession and selling because of financial difficulties

New government research brings together evidence from qualitative interviews with borrowers to inform understanding of the drivers, experiences and outcomes for households giving up home ownership.

12 August, 2010

Citizens Advice welcomes FSA announcement to take action on mis-selling of PPI

Too often consumers have been mis-sold PPI policies that are far too expensive and completely unsuitable for their needs, often contributing to debt problems.

12 August, 2010

Council of Mortgage Lenders reports decline in mortgage arrears and reposessions

Decrease in payment problems leads the CML to revise its forecasts for arrears and repossessions in 2010.

11 August, 2010

FSA publishes package of measures to protect customers in the PPI market

Package will ensure customers are treated more fairly when complaining about Payment Protection Insurance and better when buying products, says Financial Services Authority.

11 August, 2010

Consumer Credit (Advertisements) Regulations 2010

New regulations that revoke and replace the March 2010 Advertisement Regulations which partially implement the 2008 EC Consumer Credit Directive.

10 August, 2010

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2010

New regulations issued to correct errors in three of the five sets of regulations which were made in March 2010 to implement the 2008 EC Consumer Credit Directive.

6 August, 2010

Average household debt stands at more than £57,000

Credit Action releases new debt statistics which also highlight over 1700 people made redundant daily.

6 August, 2010

Increasing trend of people seeking insolvency or being forced insolvent is ‘deeply concerning’

Money Advice Trust responds to personal insolvency figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

30 July, 2010

Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

New regulations that enable applications for help under the Warm Front Scheme to be refused when the scheme's annual budget has already been allocated.

30 July, 2010

Sternlight v Barclays Bank Plc

[2010] EWHC 1865 (QB)

27 July, 2010

46 per cent of those with debt problems report health issues as a result of their debt

Survey of Consumer Credit Counselling Service clients reveals high human cost of debt problems.

26 July, 2010

One in six pre-pay households have ‘self disconnected’ their energy supply in the last year

New research highlights that almost half of affected households have someone with an illness or disability, and two in five are home to children under 16.

26 July, 2010

Welsh Assembly launches new fuel poverty strategy

Government sets out the actions it will take towards the eradication of fuel poverty in all households in Wales by 2018.

26 July, 2010

New rules to strengthen the financial resilience of the credit union sector

Financial Services Authority announcement on 'near final rules' designed to reduce the number of credit union failures.