Free national debt advice service set to close

first_imgThe Financial Inclusion Fund’s (FIF) free national debt advice service is set to close after the government axed its £25m-a-year funding. Last month, the financial secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban, confirmed that funding for the free face-to-face advice service, which has operated since 2005, will end in March. The project helps around 100,000 people every year to manage their debts. Its closure will mean the redundancy of 500 debt advisers, at a time when the demand for debt advice is predicted to soar. Tobias Stapf, FIF project manager in London, said: ‘Last year the FIF debt advice service was found by the National Audit Office to provide “value for money” because it is saving significant amounts for the government, the courts [and other bodies]. ‘Time and time again it has been shown that timely and expert intervention in debt problems can prevent debts spiralling out of control and help people get their lives back on track.’ A Treasury spokeswoman said government had already announced a free and impartial national financial advice service.last_img read more

Vettel is worried. Ferrari does not rule out giving him…

first_imgCharles Leclerc took third and fourth place at Silverston, for a total of 27 points. Sebastian Vettel scored only 1 point.On Sunday, Vettel complained about his strategy, but according to Binott, Vettel’s race was mainly affected by hours after the start. Binotto also denied that the team would adjust Vettel’s strategy to help Leclerc.Vettel built four laps for the first time after Leclerc, but then again after only 11 laps on a new set of hard tires.“We didn’t sacrifice ourselves,” Binotto said. “At the time, we thought nothing would change for him if he stopped a little earlier or later.”In response to a question from RaceFans, Vettel admitted that the race was better this time than a week ago.“We worked hard over the weekend and I felt a little better from the car than I did last weekend,” Vettel said, “it may not have turned out in qualifying, but I think we were more competitive in the race.”“Last week I tried to keep my opponents. I was able to go faster today, but I was still stuck. ”“We had a car with a slightly different level of downforce. It seemed that we had a relatively uniform loss in each round, but I mostly suffered in slow and medium-fast corners. ”Mattia Binotto did not rule out that Vettel could get a new chassis. “It’s something we haven’t discussed yet,” Binotto said. “It’s part of the discussions we have to have in the team.”“We are open if there is something that can help him. Everything we can do to help him is important to us and to ourselves. From the point of view of the team and the rider, it is important to try to improve in the next races. ”“I’ll leave it to the riders and the team to evaluate it and decide.”last_img read more

Colossus Bets launches £1 Million free-to-play predictor game

first_imgShare Share Submit Colossus Bets have announced the launch of ‘FreePlay6’, the world’s biggest free-to-play predictor game with a £1 million weekly jackpot prize.The correct score game follows a similar format to Sky’s popular ‘Super 6’ game, but includes the firm’s partial cash-out feature, enabling Colossus players to take cash profits on ‘live’ free tickets throughout the weekend.The game, which requires players to pick the score in six of the weekend’s English Premier League fixtures, is available on the firm’s B2C site and is to be rolled out to the firm’s B2B partner sites over the next few weeks. The B2B product will be built into the Colossus B2B partner consoles, allowing partners to offer free play tickets across Colossus Bets’ multi-sports pools to different segments of their customers.Bernard Marantelli, founder and CEO of Colossus Bets, said: “We have built a free-to-play game which puts all other predictor games to the sword in scale and functionality. FreePlay6 offers life-changing prizes and includes all the killer features of our real money pools.You have leg-by-leg real money cash-out, consolation prizes for 4 or 5 correct scores, grouped scores to make winning easier and transparent ticket tracking so players know where they stand as goals are scored and results are confirmed. We have also added a very slick social media option that rewards our clients for sharing – a win-win CRM tool.“This game will also give our B2B partners an unparalleled tool to acquire, reactivate and retain customers. It provides a soft entry level for new customer acquisition, can be used to reactivate lapsed customers and it can be used to reward active customers. We think this product can become the industry’s biggest CRM tool.” StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more