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Our Experience in the Sector

– Commercial due diligence on a series of transactions, including debt purchasers and pawnbrokers, for private equity and corporate investors
– Consulting advice to companies involved in consumer credit
A wide range of consumer credit research and consulting clients
– A senior role at the key industry body, the Finance and Leasing Association

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UK Car Dealer Point of Sale Finance: Market Insight Report 2017
Covers all consumer hire and credit products sold by car dealers at Point of Sale (POS) such as PCP plans,
Hire purchase and Personal leases. Market size, profiles of participants, review of regulation and market forecasts
August 2017

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UK High-Cost Short-Term Credit (including Payday Lending): Market Insight Report 2017
This report covers all loans with an APR of 95% or higher which are repayable within up to 12 months, including payday loans, short-term instalment loans and high-interest personal loans. In particular we focus on the impact of FCA regulation on the market and the strategies lenders have adopted to succeed in the new environment.
May 2017

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Point of Sale Finance: UK Market Profile and Forecast 2017
Also known as retail finance, in-store credit or store instalment credit, point of sale finance refers to loans provided by, or on behalf of, a traditional or online retailer to enable a consumer to make a specific purchase. Includes 0% finance.
January 2017

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UK Credit Reference Agency Services Market Insight Report 2016
The combined CRA revenues of the companies operating in the market exceeded £300m in 2014. This report aims to shed light on the credit reference agency services market, explore how it has performed and set out how it might be likely to trend in the future.
July 2016

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UK Car Finance: Market Profile and Forecast 2016
This report focuses on the UK market for motor, or car finance. It refers to finance packages provided by specialist finance companies – most of which are owned either by car OEMs or by financial institutions – which are offered to retail buyers to enable them to purchase a new or used car.
April 2016

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UK Consumer Debt Collection and Debt Purchase Market Insight Report 2016
This report focuses on the UK consumer debt purchase and debt collection markets. The report quantifies the sizes of each segment and their respective historical and forecast growth rates while reviewing key factors behind these figures and exploring drivers of growth and profitability.
February 2016

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UK Online Payday Lending Market Insight Report 2016
This market involves the provision of high-cost, short-term loans via a website. As well as 30-day, or shorter, loans designed to tide the borrower over until the next payday, we include other loans with interest rates of over 100% and terms of less than one year.
January 2016

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High-Cost Credit: UK Market Profile and Forecast 2015
Review of four key segments within the high cost credit sector – Internet Payday Lending, Pawnbrokers & Payday Loan Shops, Home Credit and Rent-to-Buy Retail – which provide credit to consumers who are typically not able to access mainstream sources such as credit cards and personal loans from banks.
August-December 2015

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Point of Sale Finance: UK Market Profile and Forecast 2015
Also known as retail finance, in-store credit or store instalment credit, point of sale finance refers to loans provided by, or on behalf of, a retailer to enable a consumer to make a specific purchase.
December 2015

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Home Credit: UK Market Profile and Forecast 2015
Home credit lenders provide small-sum loans via an agent who comes to the customer’s residential address to collect payments. The sector, also called ‘doorstep lending’, is long-established and widespread in the UK.
September 2015

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Rent-to-Own Retail: UK Market Profile and Forecast 2015
Rent-to-Own is a growing segment which provides household appliances and other goods along with a finance pacakge to consumers who are typically not able to purchase them using cash or conventional credit.
September 2015

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Pawnbrokers and High Street Loan Stores: UK Market Profile and Forecast 2015
The market consists of high-street shops which offer combinations of pawnbroking, payday loans, term loans, cheque cashing and trading in second-hand goods including gold jewellery and consumer electronics.
August 2015

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European Peer-to-Peer Lending: Market Insight 2015
Peer-to-peer lending is an important and high-profile trend in the banking sector. In just a few years, platforms have emerged which have facilitated several hundred million pounds of loans. Key questions addressed include why has it grown, can it continue to do so and how should banks respond to the threat, or opportunity, that it presents?
June 2015

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UK Consumer Debt Collection and Debt Purchase: Market Insight 2014
More stringent regulation under the FCA and the growing importance of creditor panels have increased barriers to entry and helped to drive industry consolidation.
November 2014

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Online Payday Lending: UK Market Profile and Forecast 2014
Internet payday lending grew rapidly from start-up to approach a value of £900m in 2012. In the last couple of years the market has faltered as regulation has become firmer. The report explores prospects and forecasts future market performance.
September 2014

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Home Credit: UK Market Profile and Forecasts
Home credit lenders provide small-sum loans via an agent who comes to the customer’s residential address to collect payments. The sector, also called ‘doorstep lending’, is long-established and widespread in the UK.
April 2014

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UK Consumer Credit Forecasts
UK consumer credit now stands at almost £1.5 trillion. Most of this is mortgage lending with unsecured credit being almost £160bn, or £6,000 per household. Lending has fallen since the credit crunch but our forecasts are for modest growth in unsecured credit over the next few years but at a rate below that experienced from 2006-08.
October 2013

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UK Consumer Debt Solutions: Market Insight
The market for consumer debt solutions has its roots in the Insolvency Act (1986). This brought into effect IVAs and also introduced the concept of an intermediary with a role in consumer debt management, which led to the establishment of the market for DMPs.
September 2012

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