More than three in five small businesses (63%) are dealing with late payment issues – and the smallest businesses are those most at risk of dealing with non-payment – according to new research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance. With reports that 50,000 SMEs a year close their doors as a result of late payment –…

Recent independent research of UK employees commissioned by expenses management software company Expend has highlighted that Generation Z and Generation Y employees are the most negatively impacted by facilitating their employers’ expenses. Over a quarter (27%) of Generation Z employees (18-24 year olds) have not been able to pay off credit card bills because they have…

The finalists for Credit Connect’s second annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards 2018, the UK’s celebration of tech innovators in credit and collections, have been revealed. The Credit & Collections Technology Awards, organised by Credit Connect, brings together credit and collections technology executives to honour the industry’s leading players across 18 categories.  The Technology focused-Awards scheme seeks…

Homeowners could see their mortgage bills rise by around £400 a year following the Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates, analysis from Experian reveals. The Bank of England’s Monetary Committee has announced it is hiking base rate to 0.75%, the first rise since last November, The 0.25% rise will see those on Standard…

A new judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) could have significant VAT implications for providers of payment collection services and those that use their services such as charities, healthcare providers and businesses that accept payments by instalments. In the case of DPAS Ltd – a dental plan administration services company…

A further 67 companies have signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, including J.P. Morgan, Bupa, Admiral Group, Equifax, Investec Asset Management, and Yorkshire Building Society, taking the total number of signatories to 272. This means that the Charter now covers over 760,000 financial services employees in the UK. John Glen, Economic Secretary to…

The process of debt collection is no easy task. Debtors make themselves unavailable, hard to approach, and typically are difficult to cooperate with. With that being said, once collectors are able to get in contact with the debtor, it is vital that there is an efficient and compliant process to confirm a collection of payment.…

The expense system of businesses in the UK is in a farcical state, according to recent research of UK employees commissioned by expense software company Expend. Nearly 1/3 (29%) of respondents have asked friends or family for cash while out of pocket waiting for company expenses to be reimbursed or paid, showing the dire personal…

Financial service technology provider intelligent Environments has announced that after a comprehensive brand review, the company will now become ieDigital. Founded in 1985, Intelligent Environments has secure consumer-facing digital financial platforms for, among many others, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Argos. The new name and refreshed brand identity reflect the natural evolution of the company’s…

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