Mike O’Connor will leave StepChange Debt Charity later this year after leading the organisation as Chief Executive since 2013. As the UK’s largest debt advice charity, the number of people in contact for help each year has grown over the last five years by 62% to 600,000. The charity also tackles the causes of problem…

Credit scoring in the wider world is well documented, and loved and hated in equal measure.  But when it comes to accurate analysis in the alternative finance industry, there is huge variability across the platforms. Because the direct lending industry is relatively young within the finance sector, few platforms have had the chance to build…

New research from Which? University reveals that undergraduate students find managing finances as stressful as exams. A survey of over 2000 undergraduate students at UK universities shows that one in seven (15%) rank managing finances as the most stressful aspect of their university experience, alongside exams (15%) and almost as stressful as coursework (18%). The figures…

Linked Finance, an Irish Peer to Peer (P2P) lending platform for small businesses, has been granted full authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Linked Finance is Ireland’s largest P2P firm by cumulative lending. Niall Dorrian, Chief Executive Officer of Linked Finance said “ I am very pleased that we have secured full FCA approval,…

CVR Global has strengthened its partner team with the appointment of an experienced insolvency and restructuring professional. Charles Turner has joined the insolvency, restructuring, international fraud investigation and asset tracing firm and will be based out of CVR Global’s London office. Turner spent 23 years with PwC and after leaving the firm in 2010 was…