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…

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…

Hoist Finance has appointed Klaus-Anders Nysteen as new CEO. Nysteen has a long and broad experience from the financial industry in companies such as Storebrand Bank, where he was CEO for four years, and most recently as CEO of Lindorff Group. Adding to that Nysteenhas a proven track record as a leader and vast experience…

Deceased account management specialist, Phillips & Cohen Associates has announced changes to strengthen its senior leadership team. In the re-organisation, Nick Cherry moves up to the role of Chief Operating Officer for the global organization. Cherry, who has been with the business since 2010, previously fulfilled the role of Managing Director of PCA International and…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its ‘FCA Mission – Our Future Approach to Consumers’. When the FCA launched its mission, it committed to publishing a series of documents that would explain its approach to regulation in more depth. The FCA’s Approach to Consumers is the first in this series, and explores the approach…

Cabot Credit Management has announced its latest financial results for nine months ended 30 September 2017. Highlights include: Collections growth of 16% and revenue growth of 13% vs year to date Q3 2016 driven by liquidation initiatives Adjusted EBITDA growth of 19% on a year to date basis from cost efficiency  measures and scale benefits…

Debt purchaser Intrum has entered into an agreement with Lowell to sell Lindorff’s businesses in Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Sweden as well as Intrum Justitia’s business in Norway. The sale agreement was specified by the European Commission as a condition of the combination of the Intrum Justitia and Intrum companies earlier this year. The transaction value of…

The Link Financial Group has announced that it has bought a specialist loan servicing platform, Aiqon Capital Espana. Based in Madrid, the one hundred and ten people strong team will add further capacity to Link’s existing Spanish business, Link Finanzas. The team will continue to service the €6 billion portfolio of loans bought by the Group’s…

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