Hoist Finance has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a French non-performing retail mortgage portfolio with approximately 1.000 claims and an outstanding balance of approximately 1.000 MSEK. The seller is one of the largest mortgage banks in France and the portfolio acquisition represents an investment in excess of €50 million. Fabien Klecha,…

Greece’s largest lender Piraeus Bank said on Monday it agreed to sell a pool of unsecured non-performing loans (NPLs) to APS investments, confirming what banking sources told Reuters last month. The portfolio labelled Arctos, includes credit card and consumer loans and is part of effort to shrink the bank’s bad debt load. The sale of the…

Greece’s largest lender Piraeus Bank has announced that it has agreed to sell a 1.45 billion euro portfolio of secured, non-performing business loans to Bain Capital Credit as part of moves to reduce its bad debts. Greek banks have been under regulatory pressure to tackle their bad debt problem, which restricts their ability to expand…

New research by Intrum suggests that GDPR is unknown to more than one out of four European businesses. The report shows that 27 percent of all businesses in Europe state that they have not heard of GDPR. The report also indicates that every eight (12 %) large corporation, defined as companies with more than 250 employees,…

Debt Purchaser, Arrow Global has announced its latest company results (for the three months ended 31 March 2018). Commenting on the results Lee Rochford, Group Chief Executive Officer, said “The power of our differentiated model has meant that we have had another strong start to the year.  Our sophisticated approach to capital investment and asset management, underpinned…

Debt purchaser, Cabot Credit Management has announced that it is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Encore Capital Group. The announcement was made as part of the companies latest financial results for the three months ending 31 st March 2018. Commenting on the results Ken Stannard, Chief Executive Officer, Cabot Credit Management, said: “Cabot Credit Management…

European debt purchaser, DDM Holding has announced that it has appointed Henrik Wennerholm as Head of Business Development and a member of DDM’s Executive Management Committee.  Wennerholm has industry experience from companies including Hoist, Aktiv Kapital (PRA Group) and, most recently, B2Holding ASA where he served as Head of Business Development and a member of the Group Executive…

Debt purchaser has announced its latest company results. Main highlights include: Operating earnings, adjusted for non-recurring expenses and revaluations of portfolios of receivables improved to SEK 973 M. Compared to the first quarter (pro forma) of 2017 operating earnings increased by 10 percent. Portfolio investments for the quarter amounted to SEK 1,373 M. The carrying…

American consumer credit reporting agency, TransUnion has announced it has reached an agreed to purchase Callcredit Information Group for £1 billion, ($1.4 billion). TransUnion, provides data, analytics and technology solutions to help businesses and consumers make informed decisions in America. International expansion is a key growth strategy for TransUnion which has offices in 33 countries. The company…

The proliferation of new payment methods, e-wallets, and blockchain cryptocurrencies has allowed cheap and rapid payments for everything from holiday cash to business to business transfers. However, this boon is part and parcel of the new ‘trust economy’ and it is not risk-free. Businesses will have to intelligently respond to the increased hazards posed by…

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