Chris Warburton

31-07-2021 | RO-AR Briefing (ßeta)

Headlines : -One in six small business owners will not take any holiday this year despite travel restrictions easing -Young people turn away from TV news to keep up to date online -Lloyds and Mastercard sign open banking partnership deal -Barclaycard rolls out cashback programme -Buy Now Pay Later – A credit in disguise? -Virgin Money’s personal lending and mortgage numbers grow – Credit Connect -Mortgage borrowing hits… Read more

Staycation, Vacation

From With the summer holidays upon us, international travel has once again been difficult and as a result, there has been an incentive to holiday more locally. Sometimes it is easy to overlook some great spots on your doorstep, and staying local is probably not such a bad thing for the environment, so this could be the year. With 18 months of ‘always connected, always on’ remote working, this is a good time to… Read more

23-07-2021 | RO-AR Briefing (ßeta)

Headlines : -Banks hire 100’s of Debt Collection Agents ahead of Covid Loan repayments -Easing of restrictions sees loosening of purse strings – Credit Connect -How to Say No to “Grabbing Coffee” -UK property sales at new record as boom peaks -Chipotle Turns Its Focus To Omnichannel… Read more

21-07-2021 | RO-AR Briefing (ßeta)

Headlines : -FCA takes action against debt packager firms – Credit Connect -8.7 million consumers ‘financially stretched’ with pandemic money worries – Credit Connect -Debt among over 55s set to rise by £10bn in 2021 – Credit Connect -EU plans to make Bitcoin transfers more traceable… Read more

20-07-2021 | RO-AR Briefing (ßeta)

Headlines : -Revolut’s $33B Valuation Reflects Open Banking -Lenders expect jump in defaults – Credit Connect -Credit card balances fall by 12% – Credit Connect -PayPal lifts crypto purchase limits -Golden era of debt repayment set to be eclipsed by summer spending spree – CCR -Majority of UK Finance leaders are tech luddites – CCR… Read more

Back to reality

From This week many of us across the nation have been on tenterhooks. The big question being, will we receive a ping and have to go into isolation, due to a COVID-related contact and right before we go on holiday. With rising cases across the UK, and in now other countries across Europe, the stress has been palpable. After a year of changing plans, many of us have been taking things day by day,… Read more