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Opportunities and challenges in the debt advice sector
From a report commissioned by the Money Advice Ser
Some highlights from a July 2017 report on research on the debt advice sector commissioned by the Money Advice Service.
Credit Cards - the minimum payment trap
In April 2017 the FCA estimated that there are four million credit card accounts in what they call long-term, persistent debt.
The poverty premium
From a report by Bristol University
Research into eight types of poverty premium that households experience to varying degrees at an average of £490pa.
Giving people control over the shops that never close.
Debt help buys financial freedom for years
From The Freedom Report CAP UK
CAP's The Freedom Report - research on importance of debt advice in building financial capability, resilience to stay free of problem debt.
The use of digital technologies to tackle financial exclusion
From a report by CSJ
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) hosted a roundtable discussion in July 2016 to discuss how digital skills and technology can help tackle the problem of financial exclusion.
God and money films plus study guides
Just Finance Foundation
Just Finance have published four short videos on what the Bible says about money and how does Christian tradition help us think about money and debt.
God and money - money, scripture and tradition
Second of a series of 4 short films from To Your Credit. Leading theologians reflect how the Church has developed its teaching on debt, money and credit over the last two thousand years.
goHenry - a fun way to pay pocket money and teach good money habits?
goHenry is a Pre-paid Card and App with unique parental controls for young people aged 8 to 18. It was founded by a group of parents, designed specifically with the goal of helping young
A look at the lives of 300,000 people in debt in the UK
Nearly 550,000 people contacted the StepChange Debt Charity for help in 2015. Their Statistic Yearbook 2015 gives some real insights, through simple infographics, into the personal debt of clients in this year.
Gambling and debt: a workshop for creditors and debt advisers - London
@De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms 61-65 Great Queen Street London WC2B 5DA
A look at the relationship between gambling and debt in order to develop practical actions that financial firms, charities, government and the advice sector can take to reduce gambling-related harm. Forms of addiction - be it gambling, alcohol or drugs - are more difficult for collections staff to deal with than any other type of vulnerable situation. This highlights the need for us to consider better ways for the industry to deal with gambling and support those with gambling addictions.
When Debt Becomes Life or Death - Bristol
@Armada House Telephone Avenue Bristol BS1 4BQ
A panel discussion and Q&A. What happens when you are in debt and the sheer stress means you struggle to cope? What happens when you are unable to cope and you can't manage your mental and emotional health let alone anything else, like money, bills, work and family? And so the circle continues. Talking Money believes that this circle needs to be broken.
The Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) Conference - London
@30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB
Shaping the future of money advice. For members and others working in related fields - an opportunity to network and debate current and future issues in the spirit of ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’
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