2016 showed a continued decline of 6% in the number of company insolvencies in the Central and Eastern European (CEEE) region, following a fall of 14% in 2015 according to new reseach by Coface. In all, over the course of last year, six entities per 1,000 became insolvent. This improvement was in line with the…

New figures released tby the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 13% in consumer finance new business in July, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 16% compared with July 2016, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 11%. Second…

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has appointed Morgan Vessier as new Head of Risk. Vessier, who joined the BNP Paribas Group in 2005, has worked across several key business units, including BNP Paribas Personal Finance, where he served as the Head of Center for Scoring, and the Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), where he acted as Director…

Speech and customer engagement analytics supplier CallMiner and deceased Account Management services specialist, Phillips & Cohen Associates, have been shortlisted for the ‘Best Customer Insight/Voice of the Customer Initiative’ by the European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (ECCCSA) Phillips & Cohen was shortlisted for achieving significant customer experience benefits from its deployment of the…

Moore Stephens has announced that has become a Corporate Partner of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). The company has a network of offices throughout the UK. Its clients range from individuals and entrepreneurs, through to large organisations and complex international businesses. Brendan Clarkson, Head of the National Creditor Services team at Moore Stephens…

The Credit & Collections Technology Awards have confirmed the category list for the 2017 Awards event. The Awards, powered by Credit Connect Media, recognises innovation and technological excellence. Categories include: Innovation in Collections, Lending solution, Credit Risk solution, Best Anti-Fraud solution, Best Collections solution, Best Affordability Assessment solution and Vulnerable Customer Management solution. A full list of…

Business rescue and recovery specialist, Begbies Traynor has appointed Kris Wigfield as Partner in its Sheffield office. Wigfield joins Begbies from Wilson Field, where he acted as its Sheffield-based national head of sales for five years, qualified accountant and insolvency practitioner. Julian Pitts, regional managing partner for Begbies Traynor in Yorkshire, said: “We are really…

Hilco Valuation Services has announced the appointment of Nat Baldwin as Director of Intellectual Property (IP) Services Europe. Baldwin will assume business development responsibility for the United Kingdom and European intellectual property appraisal and disposal practice at Hilco Valuation Services, assisting clients in identifying, preserving, and extracting value from these key assets within corporate transactions.…