A new prompt payment initiative to ensure all Government suppliers and subcontractors benefit from being paid on time has been announced. For the first time, failure of companies to demonstrate prompt payment to their suppliers could result in them being prevented from winning government contracts. Coming into force in Autumn 2019, this will ensure the…

The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has announced a new regulatory framework for the continuous monitoring of the use of an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (“IVA”) by high-volume IVA providers. The Insolvency Service classifies high-volume as those firms that are responsible for 2% of the total number of IVAs annually. An IVA is one of the debt management…

Experian has announced that has launched what it calls a transformative change to the way consumers shop for credit cards. Experian’s new comparison services will now mean that consumers will see a guaranteed rate when shopping for cards with certain providers. Credit card and loan providers only need to offer their headline representative Annual Percentage…

Accounts receivable automation specialist Rimilia has won the 2018 Birmingham Awards for ‘Business of the Year’. At the event at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, Rimilia collected the award in front of business leaders from leading Birmingham based companies. The Birmingham Awards, sponsored by Birmingham City University, were founded in 2015 to celebrate the achievements…

A new Open Banking platform providing consumer bank account data free-of-charge to mortgage finance providers is set to launch this week. LendingMetrics’ OpenBankVision will allow users access to 90 days of bank statements with no minimum or maximum cap on the number of requests, when it goes live on December 3. Finance companies using the…

Small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with a turnover between £6.5 million and £10 million and a balance sheet up to £7.5 million will soon be able to have their banking and finance disputes reviewed and redressed through alternative dispute resolution arrangements, following the creation of a specialist ombudsman service with the expertise and powers…