Keith White, Author
Experienced DC with 30 years helping others.
Articles by Keith White
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 fro...
Cleardebt revenues up despite reduced IVAs
Debt management firm ClearDebt has today posted a revenue rise of 18% to £9.2m, despite “disappointing” numbers of individual voluntary agre...
2013 Financial Hangover ?
2013 brings new worries for many across the country waking up to their New Yearfinancial hangover. January sales have been a huge success, however, consumer groupWhich? have r...
Martine McCutcheon declared bankrupt
Martine McCutcheon, star of Love Actually and once billed as once of Britain’s most successful soap-to-screen stars, has been declared bankrupt. The actress...
OFT tells 50 payday lenders: get your house in order
The Office of Fair Trading is giving the leading 50 payday lenders, accounting for 90 per cent of the payday market, 12 weeks to change their busine...
FSA to authorise credit firms from 2013
Consumer credit firms must apply for interim permission to trade from their new regulator from the fourth quarter of this year, the Financial Services Authority...
Debt Crisis for over-60s
StepChange, the debt advice charity, reported that the over-60s clients that it advises have average debts of £22,999 each, versus an average of £17,635 across all...
Father dies in a fireball after being hounded by payday loan companies over £1,600 debt
A debt-ridden father doused himself in petrol and turned himself into a human fireball after being harassed for...
Debt problems may fuel divorce among older couples
Elderly couples who struggle with debt are more than twice as likely to suffer marriage breakdown than those whose finances are steady, research sugge...
Payday lenders surrender licences after OFT pressure
The regulator has revealed that 10 lenders have exited the payday lending market after it wrote to 50 firms to request they improve their practices....