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UK Consumer Duty Goes Into Force Today

The Financial Conduct Authority  (FCA) now has a higher duty when it comes to “consumer protection.”  As of today, the regulator has a new standard when it comes to financial services oversight. As outlined by the FCA: “You should expect:  helpful and accessible customer support,… Read More

Creditspring Experiences Jump in Demand for Loans as Cost of Living Impacts Consumers

Creditspring is reporting an increase in demand which they are attributing to the rapid increase in the cost of living, which is expected to continue in 2023. Creditsrping said that during the last 12 months, 260,000 borrowers sought credit on the platform, with “members” increasing… Read More

FCA Asks Lenders to Help Consumers During Difficult Time

The cost of living is rising higher and credit is along for the ride. With no end in sight to rising interest rates and inflation, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is asking lenders to help consumers during a difficult time. In a release, the… Read More

Creditspring Raises £48 Million

Online lender Creditspring has raised £48 million bringing its total raised to date to £70 million. Creditspring did not provide details on the funding nor whether it was debt or equity financing. Creditspring is an FCA-regulated “credit subscription service” that also provides educational tools alongside… Read More

Fintechs Comment on Spring Statement by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak

Last week, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the Spring Statement outlining the challenges facing the economy and at least some of the government’s plans to alleviate some of the pain. A combination of COVID and then Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has helped… Read More

Bank of England Raises Rates by 25 Basis Points to 0.75%, Inflation Expected to Peak at 7.25% in April

As inflation rages higher, the Bank of England announced it was raising its benchmark rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%. One voting member preferred to leave rates unchanged. The BoE said that developments since the February Report are likely to accentuate both the peak… Read More

CreditSpring Reports 100,000 Customers After Topping 50K in July

Creditspring says its customers have grown by almost 430% in the last 12 months having surpassed 100,000 customers. Last July, the direct lender reported topping 50,000 customers. Creditspring is a “credit subscription service” that is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Option Finance has… Read More

Klarna Adds Pay Now Option Following Complaints About BNPL Service

Klarna, a neobank and payments platform, has announced the addition of the ability to “Pay Now” for UK customers alongside the option to pay overtime or Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service. Klarna said it took these actions after being informed by the UK Financial… Read More

CreditSpring, a Subscription Loan Provider, Introduces Step, a New Credit Builder for UK Consumers

Creditspring, a subscription loan provider, has introduced Step, which is a new credit builder product that assists members with enhancing their credit score without dealing the risk of acquiring additional debt. With new Creditspring research confirming that more than a quarter (28%) of 18-34-year-olds are… Read More

UK’s Creditspring, an FCA Regulated Consumer Credit Provider, Now Claims 50,000+ Members

UK-based Creditspring, the Financial Conduct Authority-regulated consumer credit solution provider, now claims around 50,000 members since it launched operations back in 2016. This is a key milestone for Creditspring, a company that aims to improve the financial wellbeing of 100,000 members by the end of… Read More

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