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Nine out of 10 debtline callers accomodated by lenders

National Debtline has revealed 90% of callers are benefiting from affordable negotiated payment arrangements with lenders.

National debt advice charity says an additional 83% of callers felt more knowledge, more in control of their finances so less likely to be in a similar situation.

Joanna Elson, chief executive of Debtline, will discuss debt management at the British Bankers Association today.

Elson says: “During these difficult times for both lenders and consumers, it is encouraging to see the positive and lasting difference that debt advice can make.

”The need for free and independent debt advice has never been greater and today’s conference illustrates the benefits of money advisers working closely with lenders to support those in financial difficulty.”


FSA censures directors of sub-prime mortgage firm

Michael Worthington and Darren Millington have been censured by the Financial Services Authority for failing to make sure that their business, Lifestyle Finance had the appropriate compliance and sales procedures in place to ensure customers were given suitable mortgage advice.

Should your IT guys be first to go?

If the credit crisis is likely to lead to redundancies in your firm your IT guys should be the last to go, or at least that’s the message identity management specialist Cyber-Ark wants us to draw from its annual survey into security among IT security professionals.


Mole thought things couldn’t get any worse for the industry until he heard the latest news about Halifax. The most annoying man on television, Howard, is apparently in the process of buying a second house which will set him back £1m.

A different magazine for a new mortgage world

Welcome to your new-look Mortgage Strategy, a slicker, sleeker, smarter magazine for the dawn of a new era. As we witnessed one of the most dramatic weeks the mortgage market has ever seen with the rescue of HBOS by Lloyds TSB, it became apparent that it was time to step up the pace.Mortgage Strategy still […]

Budget summary – March 2016

This week’s Budget looked as if it would be a difficult one for the Chancellor, with disappointing economic numbers and the need to avoid ruffling feathers ahead of June’s in/out referendum. Nevertheless, Mr Osborne did spring a few surprises, including some tax reductions. So how does this budget affect you? If you are – or […]


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