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…

The Consumer Finance Association (CFA), the principal trade association for short-term lenders, has appointed Lucy Donovan as their Head of Communications, a new role that will cover public relations, public affairs and member engagement. Lucy joins the CFA after six years with one of the UK’s largest short-term lenders, where she held various communications roles.…

Pawnbroker, H&T has announced a strong quarter four performance for pawnbroking and retail, and expects the full year profit before tax to be above current market expectations. The Group has delivered another good performance in its lending operations.  The pledge book increased 11.6% to £46.1m (31 December 2016: £41.3m) as a result of the higher gold…

ABCUL (Association of British Credit Unions) is looking to raise awareness loan shark activity in the UK. The news of this credit union activity comes as a review by the Financial Conduct Authority has been published aiming to shed light on loan shark activities. While it concludes that there is no evidence that the FCA’s…

Decisioning software specialist LendingMetrics is set to launch a new Open Banking service in 2018. The  “Open Bank Vision” campaign will launch in early 2018 as a free service. There will be zero setup fees, transaction fees, account fees, or indeed fees of any nature. The company has also emphasised that this is not an introductory offer,…

Consumer credit provider Express Gifts has agreed a consumer credit agreement partnership with Welcom Digital’s Financier Lending Platform. Express Gifts offers existing and potential new customers access to affordable credit subject to a rigorous underwriting process that assesses the creditworthiness, indebtedness and affordability of each applicant. Critically completed prior to peak-season trading, the data migration phase was the…

The winners of the inaugural 2017 Credit & Collections Technology Awards have been revealed. There were sixteen winners (three of which were partnership wins) from the sixteen Awards categories which are covered by four main headings of Credit, Collections, Credit & Collections services and Innovation. The Credit & Collections Technology Awards were launched in the Summer and…

The Financial Conduct Authority has released a new report on illegal money lenders. The report titled “Shining a light on illegal money lending: consumer experiences of unauthorised lending in the UK” highlights the real-life consequences of reducing access to responsible, regulated, short-term credit. In a statement, the FCA said  “Last year we conducted research with our…

Walker Morris has confirmed the appointment  Rob Aberdein as a Partner in the Banking Litigation Group business Aberdein will strengthen Walker Morris offering to financial services clients and help to build on the substantial experience for this practice group across the whole of the UK. Aberdein was recently ‘triple ranked’ in The Legal 500 for Debt Recovery and Commercial…

BDO, liquidators of Irish Charleville Credit Union have put its premises and loan book up for sale, with half a dozen credit unions already eager to acquire the loans. The loan book is said to have a gross value of €14million. However, it is understood that only around €8m worth of loans are performing. Charleville…

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