Cabot Credit Management has completed the acquisition of Wescot Credit Services , a leading UK contingency debt collection and business process outsourcing (BPO) services business. Ken Stannard, Chief Executive Officer, Cabot said “We are delighted to welcome Wescot to our company and we are excited this acquisition has coincided with winning a major outsourcing contract…

Fife Council wrote off more than £2million in unpaid council tax last year. Latest figures show that Scotland’s third-largest local authority had written off £2,106,525 during 2016/17, up from £1,879,113 in 2015/16. Les Robertson, head of revenue and commercial services at Fife Council, said: “In Fife we have seen year-on-year improvements in the overall collection…

UK Finance has responded to reports on a call from Macmillan Cancer Research for a change in the law to ensure banks do more to support vulnerable customers – putting a legal and moral obligation on banks to negotiate solutions like mortgage holidays or revised payment plans. UK Finance said in a statement: “Banks and…

The number of county court judgments (CCJs) against consumers in England and Wales rose during the third quarter according to figures released by Registry Trust today. In Q3 2017, 317,793 consumer CCJs were registered in England and Wales rising 24 percent compared with the same period of the previous year. This followed the general trend…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the number of second charge mortgage repossessions in Q3 2017 was 23, 25.8% lower than in the same quarter in 2016. The annual rate of second charge mortgage repossessions as a percentage of average outstanding agreements at the end of Q3 2017 was…

Italian debt purchaser MBCredit Solutions has completed the acquisition of the “Sherazade” portfolio from Intesa Sanpaolo, comprising a stock of unsecured non-performing exposures (NPEs) with a nominal value of approx €600million. The agreement consolidates the Mediobanca Group company’s leadership position in the retail unsecured NPE segment, with MBCredit Solutions now a leading player in the…

The number of mortgages in arrears of 2.5 percent or more of the outstanding balance fell again in the third quarter of 2017, but cases of possession edged upwards from a historically low level according to new figures released by UK Finance. At 88,300, the number of loans in arrears was two per cent lower…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 3% in consumer finance new business in September, compared with the same month last year. In Q3 2017, new business grew by 6% compared with the same quarter in 2016. In September, credit card and personal loan new business together grew by…

Arrow Global Group has announced its results for the nine months ended 30 September 2017 (Q3 2017). Commenting on the results Lee Rochford, Group Chief Executive Officer, said “In the first nine months of the year, Arrow continued to grow strongly and profitably. Portfolio purchases in the period increased by 30%, and we are on track…

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