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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK lending: 'problem' debt is becoming ever more problematic

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) has reported that problem, or unmanageable, debt increased by almost twice as much as unsecured debt between 2004 and 2005, indicating an increasingly unhealthy situation in the UK credit market. However, with consumers still borrowing and lenders bullish about the long-term effects of bad debt, agencies like CCCS are likely to get even busier.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Mar 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK lending: banks should keep differentiating

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK lending: consumer credit market set for 4.5% year on year growth

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK lending: credit where credit's due

Published By Datamonitor
05 Oct 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK lending: debt advice firms profit as more consumers struggle with repayments

As Debt Free Direct's rosy profit forecast reveals, business is booming for debt advice firms as an increasing number of people struggle to make repayments. Lenders have introduced initiatives to reduce their exposure to bad debt and further mitigate the possibility of more individual voluntary arrangements, but it seems things are only going to get worse before they get better.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2006
Expert View
Expert View

UK lending: mainstream lenders embrace non-standard clients

The UK non-standard market is benefiting from the entry of large financial conglomerates and mainstream financial institutions. Fewer and fewer non-standard or 'credit-impaired' individuals in the UK are being denied credit by major players and many companies are now willing to offer their services to customers with minor debts.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK lending: unsecured personal loans building consumer credit share

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK liberalization: lights out at Christmas

Metering is the link between the retail and distribution businesses in an unbundled energy retail market. Although it is meant to improve competition, UK metering regulation is complex and can lead to serious difficulties. Markets that are currently unbundling should pay close attention to the UK case and assess whether they really need to introduce metering competition.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Dec 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK life and pensions: growing at 16.9% a year

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK life assurance: annual cover 2.8% annual growth

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2002

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