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Debt management protocol launched

Consumers who pay for advice on managing their debts will now be protected by a new debt management plan (DMP) protocol launched today. Read full story

ClearDebt revenue up despite fall in IVAs

Debt management firm ClearDebt has today posted a revenue rise of 18% to £9.2m, despite “disappointing” numbers of individual voluntary agreements (IVAs) in the second half of 2012. Read full story

Insolvency Today’s Black Book 2013

The insolvency industry’s most comprehensive guide of the most active 150 IPs is released this month. Read full story

Fee-charging DMPs more likely to fail

Debt management plans (DMPs) created by fee-charging companies are more likely to fail than arrangements that don’t involve a cost, according to research from a charity and a major bank. Read full story

Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2012 finalists announced

The finalists of the prestigious Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2012 are announced today (23 August). Read full story

Insolvency manager suspected of stealing £126,000

An insolvency manager who worked for The Insolvency Service, the government agency, has been reported to the police for allegedly stealing £126,000. Read full story

Debt problems rocketing from smartphone bills

An explosion of consumers in debt from mobile phone bills has led to an overwhelming number of calls to the National Debtline over the past three months. Read full story

DEMSA holds debt management summit

Members of DEMSA – the Debt Managers’ Standards Association – held a summit yesterday to discuss the Department of Business Innovation and Skills’ recent debt management report. Read full story

Fuel poverty rises to 4m from 1.2m

The number of English households classified as being in ‘fuel poverty’ has risen from 1.2m in 2004 to 4m, according to the latest government figures. Read full story