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Regulatory Updates

August 2015

APDSI and DEMSA to merge


July 2015

FCA launches Understanding Consumer Credit information for firms


July 2015

Consumer credit permissions - common misunderstandings


July 2015

Credit data bulletin published by FCA


July 2015

CMR special bulletin on Packaged Bank Accounts


July 2015

ICO Annual Report published


July 2015

FCA publishes Annual Report 2014 to 2015


July 2015

FCA chief executive Martin Wheatley to stand down


June 2015

Lloyds Banking Group fined 117m for failing to handle PPI complaints fairly


June 2015

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


June 2015

FCA publishes thematic review into debt management advice


May 2015

Debt Assignment Protocol (DAP) - important update


May 2015

FCA Business Plan 2015/16 - Financial Crime and Vulnerability


May 2015

FCA publishes new Financial Crime guidance


May 2015

APDSI launches new training course around your QA framework


May 2015

Money statistics show that the total credit card debt is now at 61.2b


May 2015

Mortgage arrears and repossessions continue to fall


May 2015

FCA review finds shortcomings in the provision of premium finance for GI


May 2015

Complaints about debt adjustment services reduce by 4 percent


May 2015

CCJ volumes rise in Q1 of 2015 compared to same quarter in 2014


May 2015

FCA action against several DMCs with common shareholder


April 2015

Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014


April 2015

ICO welcomes nuisance calls and texts law change


April 2015

Scottish personal insolvencies plummet - AiB 2014-15 Q4 statistics


April 2015

Personal finance pessimism hits record low; but debt worries remain high


April 2015

Market Commentary April 2015


April 2015

FCA guidance on financial crime systems and controls


April 2015

Insolvency Statistics from January to March 2015 (Q1 2015)


April 2015

The Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) comes into force in March 2016


March 2015

FCA Business Plan and Risk Outlook


March 2015

Credit Summit speech by Christopher Woolard


March 2015

Social Media - Consultation Paper update


March 2015

FCA Thematic Review report on high-cost short-term credit


March 2015

Instalment exemption


March 2015

Sir Hector Sants appointed Chair of StepChange Debt Charity


March 2015

Banking complaints up as total complaints fall by 7%


February 2015

MAS Consultation Paper response on Standard Financial Statement


February 2015

CP15-06 - Proposed changes to consumer credit rules


February 2015

FCA challenges firms to review approach to consumer vulnerability


January 2015

Improved help for people struggling with problem debt


January 2015

House purchase lending down 12% in November 2014


January 2015

Q4 2014 Insolvency Statistics


December 2014

Debt management firm Harrington Brooks to pay redress to 4,500 customers, says FCA


December 2014

FCA consults on complaints handling improvements - CP14/30


December 2014

Lending Code Review


November 2014

FCA consultation on Financial Crime (GC14/7)


November 2014

Arrears and repossessions still falling, reports CML


November 2014

Insolvency Service Q3 2014 Statistics


November 2014

Standard Financial Statement


November 2014

APDSI CONC webinar on 20 November 2014 at 11:00


October 2014

Complaint Handling Processes


September 2014

APDSI selects Hitec's OpRiskControl to support member FCA compliance


September 2014

Customers of three DM firms should stop making payments


September 2014

Important guidance from FCA regarding your application


September 2014

Debt management firms must raise their game says FCA


August 2014

FCA warns consumer credit firms that financial promotions must not be misleading


August 2014

CCJ numbers leap as lenders sell debt


August 2014

FCA Credit Ready Webinar from 29 July 2014


August 2014

FCA sets out its approach to financial promotions in social media


August 2014

FCA Update on CONC 7.3.7G - Debt advice referrals


August 2014

Gross mortgage lending continues to grow in July 2014


July 2014

PS14/11: FCA regulated fees and levies


July 2014

Approved Persons Training


July 2014

The Insolvency Service website transitioned to GOV.UK


June 2014

30 June 2014 - rebate deadline ends this month


June 2014

Consumer research


June 2014

Application period for principal firms - now open


May 2014

Consumer credit: OFT-licensed firms without interim permission


May 2014

Consumer credit firms must raise advertising standards, says FCA


April 2014

FCA interim permission register is now on-line


April 2014

New CFS trigger figures and Bankruptcy Court Fees


April 2014

Consumer Credit: Deep dives into Debt Management Services (ESRO)


April 2014

Quarter 1 (2014) Insolvency Statistics


March 2014

FCA webinar on supervisory approach from 1 April 2014


March 2014

Application periods for credit firms


March 2014

FCA application fees, risk outlook and thematic reviews


March 2014

March 2014 Regulatory Round-up


March 2014

FCA publish business plan and risk outlook


February 2014

Arrears and possessions at lowest since 2007


February 2014

Financial Capability Strategy for the UK


February 2014

Fourth quarter 2013 insolvency statistics


February 2014

MoJ, FCA, FSCS and FOS guide to consumers, CMCs and lenders


February 2014

Cumulative payouts by top 24 PPI providers since 2011


February 2014

FCA publishes final rules and policy statement


January 2014

MAS 2014-15 Business Plan Consultation


January 2014

R3 Personal Debt Snapshot


January 2014

MAS Quality Framework for Individuals Delivering Debt Advice


December 2013

Treasury Select committee report on MAS


December 2013

32,000 CCL holders register for Interim Permissions


December 2013

Enforcing the FCA consumer credit regime


December 2013

Important revisions to FCA consultation (CP13/14) on Application Fees


December 2013

Claims Management Regulator issues Special PPI Bulletin


November 2013

PPI claim companies targeted by fines and toughened regulations


November 2013

22 DMCs accredited for Debt Management Plan Protocol


November 2013

FCA sets out consultation (CP13/14) on authorised business fees for 2014/2015


November 2013

Encouraging debt statistics for business


November 2013

Third Quarter 2013 Insolvency Statistics


November 2013

Arrears and repossessions continue to fall, says CML


November 2013

Government to cap payday loan costs


October 2013

FCA sets out vision for the regulation of consumer credit (CP13/10)


October 2013

APDSI director, Melanie Giles, wins Insolvency Practitioner of the year


October 2013

ICO calls for law change to help clampdown on nuisance calls


October 2013

Scottish insolvencies for second quarter 2013-14


October 2013

DM Protocol goes live on 1 October 2013


October 2013

23% reduction in the number of authorised CMCs in 6 months


September 2013

FCA offer 30% discount for early registration for Interim Permissions


September 2013

AiB - Protected Trust Deed Regulations 2013


August 2013

Updated Debt Management Protocol published - August 2013


July 2013

Have you received a joint letter from OFT/FCA?


July 2013

FOS News - Issue 110


May 2013

Summary of Responses on power to suspend a CCL


April 2013

Important changes to the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules


April 2013

1,000 threhold introduced for Charging Orders from April 2013


April 2013

Compensation for mis-sold PPI has reached 9.3 billion according to the FCA


March 2013

FSA publish consultation paper on transition of consumer credit to FCA


March 2013

Change in CCL application and renewal fees from April 2013


March 2013

New Claims Management conduct of business rules


February 2013

New version of the IVA Protocol for implementation by March 2013


February 2013

OFT refuses to licence 3 Debt Management Companies


February 2013

Q4 (2012) Personal Insolvency figures published


February 2013

Debt Management Protocol announced by Minister Jo Swinson


February 2013

Updated OFT Information Sheets from April 2013


February 2013

OFT publishes guidance on the power to suspend a CCL


January 2013

MAS 12-week consultation on quality standards within the debt advice sector in the UK


January 2013

ICO consultation on the draft subject access code of practice


January 2013

OFT imposes requirements on RBS and NatWest


January 2013

FOS Business Plan consultation


January 2013

MoJ has seen 352 CMCs shut down in the past 6 months


January 2013

Insolvency Fee Review


January 2013

FSA/OFT issue joint guidance on payment protection products


December 2012

Insolvency outcome statistics


December 2012

New Debt & Mental Health Evidence form for Debt Advisers


December 2012

OFT issues principles to traders using CPAs


December 2012

Consumer Codes Consultation


November 2012

CSA launches new Code of Practice


November 2012

3rd Quarter 2012 Insolvency Statistics


November 2012

Debt & Mental Health presentation from DRF Conference 2012


November 2012

GT produces Independent study into Fee Charging DM market


November 2012

CAB Report - 'A credit to the nation'


November 2012

OFT publish summary of responses to the DMG


November 2012

OFT issue interim pay lending review and updated debt collection guidance


November 2012

OFT Consumer Credit Group Newsletter - Novembers 2012


November 2012

Debt collection guidance - summary of responses


October 2012

Data Protection - September 2012 update


October 2012

OFT Debt Collection Guidance - Summary of Responses


October 2012

OFT power to suspend CCL - Draft guidance (OFT1458)


September 2012

Proposals for amendments to the Conduct of Authorised Persons Rules


August 2012

OFT Consumer Credit Group issue July 2012 newsletter


August 2012

Second Quarter 2012 - Insolvency Statistics


August 2012

Mortgage possessions and flat arrears in second quarter of 2012


July 2012

APDSI support EuroDebt Introducers latest broker survey


July 2012

New power strengthens consumer credit protection


July 2012

Customer Charter gives payday customers greater rights and protection


June 2012

DEMSA comments on Government response to DM report


June 2012

APDSI attend DRF and Zero-Credit research launch on DM sector


June 2012

Exempt Introducers for PPI Mis-selling cases


June 2012

New IT security guide for small businesses is launched by ICO


May 2012

Quarter One Insolvency Statistics published - IVAs up year-on-year


May 2012

Cookies law changed at 11th hour to introduce 'implied consent'


May 2012

Richard Judge new CEO of The Insolvency Service


April 2012

Member Bulletin - FOS Adjudication Fees - 2012/13


April 2012

OFT Anti-money laundering public register search


April 2012

FSA Survey of Consumer Credit Licence Holders


April 2012

New national board will uncover scams and rogue traders


April 2012

Member Bulletin on change in Benefit Rates 2012-2013


April 2012

Money Advice Service (MAS) levy rates from April 2012


April 2012

Updated APDSI bulletin on OFT1378 - Misleading Names Guidance


March 2012

Consumers can't be expected to take responsibility for understanding complex financial services


March 2012

OFT Consumer Credit Group (CSG) - Newsletter 2012


March 2012

DEMSA adds 3 new members to website


March 2012

FSA publishes guidance consultation to help firms provide redress to victims of PPI mis-selling


March 2012

BIS Committee publishes report on debt management


March 2012

Demand for debt advice in 2011 exceeded expectations in MAT Report


March 2012

OFT Quick Reference Guide on Mental Capacity


March 2012

OFT issues new debt management guidance


March 2012

DEMSA launch study of BIS Committee recommendations on debt management


March 2012

Trading Standards to have more clout to protect consumers


March 2012

APDSI becomes member of Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG)


March 2012

New DP guidance helps to identify data processers and data controllers


February 2012

Updated FLA Lending Code


February 2012

Delay in publishing Debt Management Guidance until March 2012?


February 2012

CML repossession figures for 2011 are lowest in 4 years


February 2012

28,973 individual insolvencies in England and Wales in Q4 of 2011


February 2012

MAS Winter Newsletter - Debt Advice


February 2012

Fall in CCJs against businesses in 2011


February 2012

Updated FLA Lending Code


February 2012

IVA volumes down in 2011, but consumer accessibility increases significantly


February 2012

LSL BTL Index - Rent arrears remain high at 300.3m


January 2012

Zero-Credit becomes Affiliate Member of APDSI


January 2012

Release Money Group become APDSI founder member


December 2011

Significant progress made in spam texts investigation, says ICO


December 2011

ONS Jobless Figures - December


December 2011

Buy My Debt and The Trusted Partnership shut down


November 2011

Quarter 3 - Personal and Corporate Insolvencies


November 2011

UK personal debt at the end of September 2011 stood at 1,451 billion


November 2011

Insolvency Service Consultation on Bankruptcy Petition Reform


November 2011

OFT publishes guidance for credit brokers and intermediaries


November 2011

Alasdair Warwood - November Blog


November 2011

Free sector transcript available from BIS Committee on Debt Management


November 2011

MPs to hold second evidence session on Debt Management on 29/11/11


October 2011

OFT Debt Management Guidance


October 2011

OFT issues consultation paper (OFT1378) on misleading or otherwise undesirable names on a CCL


October 2011

Bank of England - Quartery Update October 2011


October 2011

Credit Action - October Debt Statistics


October 2011

CAB report on good practice that helps consumers in financial difficulty


October 2011

OFT acts against debt management businesses


October 2011

Updated OFT Debt Collection Guidance published - 19/10/11


October 2011

DEMSA appoints ICAEW to monitor debt advice standards


October 2011

Alasdair Warwood Blog - 24/10/11


October 2011

AMI and IMLA confirm a difficult mortgage lending market for brokers


October 2011

OFT issues Minded To Revoke notices against credit brokers


October 2011

Debt Recycle Limited surrenders licence after MTR


September 2011

APDSI Response to the update Debt Management Guidance - OFT1338con


September 2011

OFT published mental capacity guidance


September 2011

Latest FOS complaint data - 65% are PPI mis-selling complaints - but no room for complacency


September 2011

PPI COMPENSATION PAYOUTS HITS 215 MILLION


September 2011

CITIZENS ADVICE CALLS FOR TOUGHER SANCTIONS ON DMCs


August 2011

MoJ Annual Report on PPI reclaims and CMCs


August 2011

Personal Insolvencies down by over 12% on the same period in 2010


August 2011

Citizens Advice super complaint against brokers and intermediaries


June 2011

Internet Marketing Guidance - Avoid mis-use of Google Adwords


June 2011

DEMSA strongly condemns the malpractice uncovered by BBC investigation into DMCs


June 2011

NEW INSOLVENCY RULES FROM 2013


May 2011

OFT Credit Licensing website update


May 2011

OFT Debt Management Guidance Compliance Review Update


April 2011

Consumer Credit Licence Fee Changes from 11 April 2011


April 2011

OFT Guidance on licensing of Debt Solution Intermediaries


February 2011

REGULATORY UPDATE - JANUARY 2011


November 2010

MAT appoints new president


November 2010

Social Fund Reform: debt, credit and low-income households


November 2010

CML welcomes further reprieve on support for mortgage interest


November 2010

Benefit system to be overhauled


November 2010

Citizens Advice chooses DMP pilot partner



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