Welcome 

Welcome to MAT's Information Hub. The hub provides access to a range of information for people with an interest in money advice, credit, debt and debt remedies and recovery. Read more ...

Welcome to the MAT Information Hub

News 

Wonga to write off over £200 million in debts

02 October 2014

After putting in place new affordability checks Wonga is to write off loans for 330,000 customers who would not have passed them.

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Energy regulator studying companies debt letters

23 September 2014

The energy regulator, Ofgem, is to instigate a review of the letters energy firms send to their customers in debt due to concerns they could be misleading.

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Debt management companies must improve reveals the Financial Conduct Authority

23 September 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating a number of debt management firms and has warned the sector that it needs to ensure customers in financial difficulty are adequately protected.

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Themes 

Debt

Advice

This section of the site includes information on the provision of money and debt advice. It provides a number of information resources that relate to the provision of money and debt advice and information on those providing advice, those people accessing advice, the cost of delivering advice and the outcomes and impact of advice.

Guidance and regulations | Need & demand for money advice | Outcomes & impact of money advice | Profiles of money advice clients | Profiles of the money advice workforce | Supply of money advice | The cost of money advice

Debt

Credit

This section of the site provides information on the availability of credit in the UK. It includes information on the current levels of credit available and being used in relation to a number of potential types of credit including credit cards, charge cards, loans, mortgages etc and to the suppliers of credit including banks, building societies and other lenders.

Levels of credit | Overview of credit | Sources of credit

 

Debt

Debt

This section of the site provides a wide-range of information dealing with a range of issues about debt. It includes information resources on issues such as the causes of debt, the impact of debt, different types of debt and information about people in debt.

Causes of debt | Credit debt | Demographic profiles of people in debt | Housing debt | Impact of debt | Overview of debt | Socio-economic profiles of people in debt | Statutory debt | Tax debt | Utilities & telephony debt

Debt

Debt remedies and recovery

This section of the site deals specifically with debt remedies and debt recovery. It provides a range of information resources on the ways both creditors and debtors can resolve outstanding debt issues including bankruptcy, Individual Voluntary Arrangements, imprisonment and removal of goods.

Debt recovery | Debt Remedies