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What’s happening on household debt?

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Household borrowing has hit the news again in the last couple of weeks. The publication of research reports, along with an interest rate rise from the Bank of England, has seen commentators…

FCA- Approach to Consumers

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Last week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its Approach to Consumers documents. The document sets out: The FCA vision for well-functioning markets that work for consumers; The relevant regulatory and legal…

FCA Loan Fee Fraud Campaign

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The FCA has recently launched a campaign to highlight the issue of loan free fraud. We are supporting the campaign to make consumers aware that they might be targeted. If you’re asked…

Tackling the loan sharks

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The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) was set up in 2004. Initially created as a pilot scheme in Birmingham to investigate loan sharks, it had such an impact on illegal money…

The importance of Mental Health Week

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This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of mental health and associated problems to promote good mental health for everyone. The week is…

Starting at the very beginning

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As the FCA considers responses to its consultation on the regulator’s Approach to Authorisation, CEO Jason Wassell looks back on the experience for CFA members. The FCA has been busy recently and…

Unintended Creditors

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Peter Wyman’s independent review of funding of debt advice in the UK, commissioned by the Money Advice Service, was published in January earlier this year. Stakeholders were then invited to share their…
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