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OFT and Corrie star to launch major debt advice campaign

The Office of Fair Trading is to launch a major debt advice campaign with the aid of Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver.

Cleaver, who plays Eileen Grimshaw who is in debt, will lend her support to the OFT campaign &#39In Debt? Help Yourself Out!&#39 aimed at helping people with debts they are unable to control.

It is estimated that total consumer debt, excluding mortgages, now stands at £168bn, with average consumer debt at over £6,800 per household.


Bond 2 Let to be relaunched at Mortgage Expo

Bond 2 Let, Opus Mortgages&#39 buy-to-let protection product for landlords and investors, is set to be formally relaunched this week in London at Mortgage Expo. A rental protection product designed by Opus Mortgages and backed by major lending companies, Bond 2 Let means that when an investor takes out a buy-to-let mortgage they can now […]

Nationwide launches finance website for teens

Nationwide has launched a website to help 14-19 year olds manage their finances. The site, called Cash Matters, aims to provide clear and accessible information to young people on how to make the most of their money and develop financial independence. It covers issues ranging from the world of work to saving for a rainy […]

Opus warns of bleak Christmas

Opus Mortgage warns that thousands of consumers in the UK face the prospect of a bleak Christmas and New Year as the equity in their homes is eaten away by personal debts spiralling out of control. Alarming evidence collated from the mortgage and secured loan applications of 2,000 consumers in the UK reveals that 20% […]

SMS unveils sixth brand vehicle

Solent Mortgage Services will unveil its sixth branded lending proposition at Mortgage Expo 2003 this week with the launch of Nelson Homeloans which will showcase products from Rooftop Mortgages. Key strengths of Nelson Homeloans include 2% discounts for one year on all products and high LTVs for remortgage and self-certification. Ian Balfour, sales and marketing […]


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