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Citizens Advice finds payday sector “out of control”

A debt advice organisation has claimed that payday loan companies are lending to under 18s, people with mental health issues and individuals who were drunk at the time. Read full story


Insolvencies rising among women

An astonishing rise in insolvencies among women in England and Wales will see their financial failure rate overtake men for the first time, new research has found. Read full story


Pryde before a fall for banned directors

A husband and wife that managed a children’s playgroup have both been disqualified from acting as directors for six years after failing to keep proper records. Read full story


Insolvency Service bans two more

Two more directors have been banned for six and 12 years respectively by The Insolvency Service. Read full story


Letting boss banned by IS

The director of a letting agency has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven years following an investigation by the Insolvency Service. Read full story


HMRC taskforce puts tax evaders in spotlight

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a taskforce in a bid to crackdown on tax dodgers in London. Read full story


Electrical contracting boss disqualified for unpaid taxes

The director of an electrical company has been disqualified for four years for failing to pay his taxes. Read full story


Repossessions remain flat in first quarter 2013

A total of 8,000 properties were repossessed in the first quarter of 2013, down from 9,600 a year earlier, according to the latest figures. Read full story


Bankrupt jailed for avoiding creditors

A bankrupt has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for avoiding payments to creditors, following an investigation by the Insolvency Service. Read full story


Kerry Katona payday advert banned

A payday loan advert which featured former bankrupt Kerry Katona has been banned by the advertising watchdog after it was ruled “irresponsible”. Read full story


Personal insolvency levels fall 16%

UK personal insolvencies are predicted to drop 16% to 25,000 people for the first quarter of this year, according to a leading firm of IPs. Read full story


Arrest warrant issued for bankrupt footballer

An arrest warrant for former England and Aston Villa footballer Lee Hendrie has been issued by Warwick Combined Court on 29 April 2013. Read full story


Regional influences help house prices

New build house prices in the UK have increased 12% since 2007, with regional influences playing a significant role. Read full story


Repossessions rise in London & Wales

More than 1,300 homes were repossessed in England and Wales during the first month of the year, the latest Land Registry data shows. Read full story


Debt advice projects to access £7.45m under new programme

A new £7.45m programme which aims to fund projects in Scotland helping provide debt advice and information has been set up. Read full story


Taxman to swoop on Jade Goody's estate

The late Jade Goody’s estate is reportedly facing bankruptcy following a £1 million tax bill that could leave her two sons with none of her planned inheritance. Read full story


Landbanking boss disqualified

The director of an illegal landbanking company has been banned from acting as director of a limited company for nine years. Read full story


Former Incasso director joins Wilkin Chapman

Mark Taylor has been appointed business development manager in the debt recovery and insolvency department at law firm Wilkin Chapman. Read full story


Bankrupt Westlife singer pens new deal

Bankrupt former Westlife singer Shane Filan has signed a new record deal, after his bankruptcy trustee was involved in the negotiations. Read full story


PACE: Support for business recovery professionals

Redundancy can be among the most stressful events in a person’s life. Read full story