first_imgLily Heinemann, Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Investment at Royal Mail, said:“We are really pleased to be marking the 30th anniversary of payroll giving with a postmark. Our employees are incredibly supportive of payroll giving, raising over £58 million over the last three decades. Last year alone saw more than 20 per cent of our employees give through the scheme contributing more than £2.4 million for good causes. We hope that the postmark continues to raise awareness and encourages other employers to offer this scheme to their own employees.”  207 total views,  1 views today  208 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Panikos Efthimiou, chair of the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations said:“On behalf of the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations I would like to thank the Royal Mail Group for recognising and celebrating the 30th anniversary of payroll giving in such a very special way. Donations from payroll giving have made a significant contribution to the charity sector over the years which have made a genuine difference to a multitude of good causes. Royal Mail Group has been at the forefront of promoting payroll giving amongst its staff right from the start.“Royal Mail was one of the first companies to provide a payroll-giving scheme for its employees. Over the years, employees have raised over £58 million, supporting over 1,400 charities. Tagged with: payroll giving Payroll Giving Scheme Royal Mail Royal Mail is honouring 30 years of payroll giving with a special postmark. The postmark – which says ‘Royal Mail proudly supports 30 years of Payroll Giving’ – appeared on millions of items of UK stamped mail nationwide, landing on doorsteps between Monday 10th and Saturday 15th July.Launched in 1987, payroll giving allows employees to give to charity straight from their wages or pension without paying tax on it. Over the last three decades, the scheme has raised over £2 billion for good causes. Last year payroll givers donated more than £130 million. Royal Mail marks 30 years of payroll giving with special postmark About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 18 July 2017 | Newslast_img read more

first_img January 31, 2019 2,726 Views  Print This Post The Challenges of Obtaining Mortgage Payment Assistance The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Troubles with receiving periodic mortgage statements, wrong data on statements, and challenges associated with getting mortgage loan assistance are some of the major mortgage-related complaints made by consumers according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) latest snapshot of mortgage complaints.The CFPB said that it had received around 71,000 mortgage complaints between November 1, 2016, and October 31, 2018. While a majority of these complaints (85 percent) were sent to the companies for review and response, the bureau said that the remaining complaints, around 11 percent, where the CFPB did not have the primary complaint handling responsibility were sent to other regulatory agencies.Of all the mortgage-related complaints that were received by the CFPB, 50 percent were related to conventional home mortgage loans. FHA mortgages made up 13 percent while other types of mortgage products made up 25 percent of the complaints received.Among borrowers looking at mortgage loan payment assistance, the complaints against mortgage servicers were related to disagreement or confusion over the servicer’s denial of their request for a loan modification. Other consumers who complained about problems with loan modifications reported to the CFPB that their single point of contact at the servicer was unresponsive or that they had to respond to multiple document requests.Some borrowers described the communications they received from their servicer about loan assistance as confusing, the snapshot indicated. These consumers reported being uncertain about the requirements to continue the assistance process.Consumers also complained about trouble during the payment process. This included issues with receiving periodic statements on time that resulted in a lack of information about the application of payments to a borrower’s loan or about the loan’s current status. The CFPB report indicated that some borrowers also attributed a missing statement to a recent transfer of servicing of the loan. Inaccurate data in the periodic statements was another source of problems that borrowers complained about to the CFPB and included wrong account information such as late fees assessed to a borrower’s loan despite payments made on or before the due date.The snapshot also indicated that consumers complained about servicers not applying payments to their loan account as intended, with some complaints highlighting that despite submitting extra payments with instructions to apply those to the principal, they were either misapplied or held in an unapplied funds account or applied only after their inquiry with the servicer.Click here to read the full report. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Challenges of Obtaining Mortgage Payment Assistance Share Save Borrowers CFPB consumers Lenders Loan Assistance Loan Modification loans mortgage payment Servicers statements 2019-01-31 Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Borrowers CFPB consumers Lenders Loan Assistance Loan Modification loans mortgage payment Servicers statements Related Articlescenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Previous: Who is FHFA’s New Chief of Staff? Next: Top 25 Women of Law, Part 3 Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Anationwide programme to improve knowledge and skills in the workplace byattracting 50,000 adults into further education is being introduced by the newLearning and Skills Council.TheLSC, launched last week by Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett,is to introduce bite-size courses aimed at attracting more than 1,000 new adultlearners in each of its 47 local offices throughout England.Fundedby the LSC’s £5.5 billion first-year budget, these will range from using acomputer, surfing the Internet to basic numeracy, literacy and communication.Butthe new body, which replaces the Tec system, is already under fire fromengineering specialists. NickMorrissey, chief executive of the Southampton-based engineering training bodySeta, is concerned because his organisation’s budget for the coming year istied to its 1999 performance. He explained in Training magazine, “I’ve improvedthe quality of delivery – we’ve taken on more staff to do that. As a result thedelivery of NVQs has increased by about 43 per cent. But now I can’t afford toresource it.”BryanSanderson, chairman of the LSC, commented, “The challenge is enormous. Nearlysix million adults have no qualifications of any kind and nearly one-third ofBritish workers have no formal training opportunities offered to them by theircurrent employer.www.lsc.gov.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article LSC launch leads to worries over fundingOn 3 Apr 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more