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Seeing through the fog

The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) have released the paper “Seeing through the fog” which explores how mental health problems affect financial capability. This is important for lenders dealing with consumers at all stages of an agreement. Lenders …

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FCA refuse authorisation to debt management company

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have recently refused authorisation to debt management company PDHL, meaning that PDHL are no longer authorised to carry out regulated debt management activities. The FCA press release details how it had previously warned the debt …

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New online process for bankruptcy claims from April 2016

As of 6th April 2016, individuals wanting to make themselves bankrupt can now do so by way of the gov.uk website. The Insolvency Service had historically reported concerns that people were intimidated by having to apply to the Court to …

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Vulnerability Policies – Have you considered the disability discrimination provisions of the Equality Act?

Towards the end of last year a case heard before Bristol County Court (Southern Pacific Mortgage Ltd v Green) highlighted the need for lenders to consider how in the provision of its services it can make reasonable adjustments in how it provides …

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Are your terms and conditions clear, fair and transparent?

The Government has opened its call for evidence in relation to the standard terms and conditions applied by businesses in their dealings with consumers: Whilst there is a recognition that businesses in the regulated sector are less likely to fall …

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