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…

Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo is considering selling its debt collection business and a bad loan portfolio to Sweden’s Intrum Justitia the two companies have said in separate statements. The move would mark a change of strategy for the Italian lender which set up the bad loan unit, called Capital Light Bank, back in 2014 and has…

Romania’s Alpha has agreed to sell debt portfolio valued at €360m. The bank said that portfolio will be acquired by entities financed by a consortium of international investors including Deutsche Bank, funds advised by AnaCap Financial Partners and funds advised by APS Investments. The completion of the transaction is subject to the relevant regulatory approvals.…

Ireland’s National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has announced that is planning three debt auctions in the first quarter of this year. Following the sale of €4 billion of bonds last Week the NTMA announced plans for two bond auctions and one treasury bill auction to take place in February and March. The bonds sold on Wednesday will…

Ireland’s Central Bank has sold a further €500 million tranche of debt connected with the collapse of Anglo Irish Bank. The latest transaction brings to €9.5 billion the amount of legacy debt bought from the bank by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). Following the purchase, €15.53 billion of debt associated with the failure of Anglo Irish Bank remains with…

The UK Government has announced that it has completed its first sale of the English student loan book. The sale raised £1.7 billion with a face value of £3.54 billion The sale included loans issued by English Local Authorities under the previous (pre-2012) system, specifically those that entered repayment between 2002 and 2006. The loan…

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…

Intrum has entered into an agreement to acquire CAF S.p.A (CAF), the third largest servicer of non-performing loans in Italy In addition, Intrum has acquired a large, diversified debt portfolio serviced by CAF. The seller of CAF and of the debt portfolio serviced by CAF are affiliates of Lone Star Funds, a global private equity…

Italian financial specialist, UniCredit has agreed to sell a portfolio of non-performing loans (NPLs) to Italian merchant bank Mediobanca and New York-based private arm of Cerberus Capital Management. The portfolio of secured and unsecured credits has a gross value of around €715m ($852.7m) and is part of a major drive by UniCredit to clear non-performing…

European debt purchaser, DDM Holding has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a distressed asset portfolio containing secured and unsecured SME receivables in Serbia from a leading bank in the region. The gross collection value of the portfolio amounts to approximately EUR 15 million. The acquisition is financed by cash on hand.…

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