Alternative finance specialist, ThinCats has appointed a vastly experienced ex-banking professional to cover the Yorkshire region. Ben Kimball joins ThinCats after a 15-year career working with SMEs for the likes of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays.  He has supported SMEs in both Yorkshire and Scotland during his career and is…

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has appointed Colin Fyfe as its new Chief Executive. Fyfe is currently Chief Executive at Darlington Building Society, will succeed Chris White who is retiring in early 2019 after 30 years at Hinckley & Rugby. Hinckley & Rugby chairman Colin Franklin said “After a very detailed selection process, the board was…

Aaron & Partners LLP has announced that it has appointed Stephen Taylor to join its Dispute Resolution and Insolvency team as a Senior Partner. Nick Clarke, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution & Insolvency, said “Stephen’s appointment is a significant one for us as a firm and a real statement of intent for the Dispute Resolution…

Liverpool-based Debt Collection Agency (DCA) and provider of outsourced early arrears and white label solutions, Ardent Credit Services has appointed Nataly Rapoport as the company’s new Risk and Compliance Director. Rapoport joins the growing business from Capita-owned akinika Debt Recovery (formerly iQor) where she held the same position for over 10 years. Rapoport holds a distinction level…

Equifax and consents.online have announced that they have launched an Open Banking platform which for the first time allows UK consumers and small businesses to manage the sharing of their financial information. The alliance has been established to develop solutions for the UK’s Open Banking initiative which gives online banking customers the ability to share their…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market grew 15% by value and 10% by volume in May, compared with the same month in 2017. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the…

Latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shown that there is modest growth in second charge mortgage volumes in May. Commenting on the May 2018 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said“The May figures…

Latest figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business in May grew by 11%, compared with the same month last year. Credit card and personal loan new business together grew by 11% in May, while retail store and online credit new business increased by 8%. Second charge mortgage…