The FCA has
today announced the
further support consumer credit customers affected by the Coronavirus crisis will receive. These changes are due to come into
effect from Friday 3 July
Commenting on the announcement, Peter Tutton, our Head of Policy said:
“This extension of support for people with credit cards and revolving credit is crucial, as millions of people are not yet in any way back to normal financially.
“Our research suggests that millions of people have had to borrow to make ends meet, with 1.7 million people turning to their credit card and 1.6 million to their overdraft. Overdrafts will need careful oversight as the support measures become more discretionary on the part of banks.
“While some people will be getting back to work and will be able to resume their normal commitments – which is in their best interests, if it’s possible – others are still a long way from being able to do this and will need careful and structured support for a longer period.”