The Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA) has appointed Russell Hamblin-Boone to a new position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr Hamblin-Boone will give a new voice and direction to CIVEA and its members at a time when the industry is facing a review of regulations and needs strong representation in policy debates. Hamblin-Boone was previously Chief Executive…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for January 2018: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.566 trillion at the end of November 2017. This is up from £1.512 trillion at the end of November 2016 – an extra £1,040.96 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average…

Debt Purchaser, Arrow Global Group has announced the appointment of Dave Sutherland as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sutherland is a highly experienced executive with a successful track record of managing operations within large, international financial services organisations. He joins Arrow Global at an exciting phase of the Group’s development and will sit on the…

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA UK) UK & Ireland has appointed Arnaud Leclerc as Managing Director (MD), effective immediately. He has replaced Ashley Andrew, who left the company after a tenure of approximately a year and a half. Leclerc has previously held a number of senior management roles in Britain and across Europe, including in France,…

Specialist Bank, Aldermore, the specialist bank, has announced the appointment of Tim Bearder as Head of Specialist Vehicle Valuations, a key role within the Bank’s Business Finance division. Bearder, whose career spans over 35 years in the motor industry, brings extensive knowledge and experience to the role supporting the Bank’s ambition of gaining a greater…

Risk and data science specialist Jaywing, has launched Archetype, a new risk technology product that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep neural nets to help lenders generate transparent statistical models and predict almost any outcome on almost any data set. Archetype uses true AI to generate more powerful models, significantly reducing the time…

Provident Financial is to report a pre-exceptional loss of around £120m in its consumer credit division. The lender has published a trading update for the year to 31st December 2017, ahead of its final results for the year which will be announced in late February. The report summary highlights: Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn have both traded…

Consents Online has announced that it has received authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a Registered Account Information Service Provider (“AISP”). At the website consents.online, the company provides a single place where consumers can control the information they share with third parties with complete transparency. Initially managing the sharing of bank transaction data…

The Irish Central Bank has announced three appointments at Director level in its Financial Conduct pillar. The Directors will report to Director General, Financial Conduct, Derville Rowland. The financial conduct pillar was established following a restructuring of financial regulation in 2017. Gráinne McEvoy has been appointed to the role of Director of Consumer Protection. Prior…

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