An independent study commissioned by Dun & Bradstreet reveals a UK business community that believes it has already lost out due to the EU referendum. When asked how the Brexit process has affected business finances, 43% of business leaders say they have felt a negative financial impact since the Brexit vote. More than a third…

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Government to accept a raft of public procurement reforms that will promote supply chain best-practice and unlock the potential of the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses. Data from the latest FSB report, ‘Chain Reaction: Improving the supply chain experience for smaller firms’, shows that 25%…

Figures published by UK Finance have revealed that £24.7 million of fraud has been prevented and 197 arrests made thanks to the introduction of the Banking Protocol, a ground-breaking scheme aimed at identifying and protecting potential fraud victims when they visit a bank or building society branch. The publication of the latest figures marks one…

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…

Dukes Bailiffs has announced that it has consolidated its senior team with the appointment of Sales Director Rob Jackson. Jackson has joined Dukes with 25 years’ experience in the industry and has moved from Capita where he worked for 20 years. Originally part of the set up of Ross & Roberts, where he was a…

UK consumers saw a 22 percent spike in adverse debt judgments last year, according to national statistics released by TrustOnline. Over the same period the number of online searches by people checking judgment status grew by ten percent. During 2017 nearly 1.2 million judgments were registered against consumers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.…

Credit insurer, Allianz Group has completed the last steps to become the sole owner of Euler Hermes. Following the completion of the simplified tender offer the legal conditions were met and Allianz has implemented a squeeze-out on the remaining shares of Euler Hermes it did not hold yet, followed by the delisting from Euronext Paris…

HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced that Tim Parker has been appointed as the new position as Chairman of the Board. The board is responsible for overseeing the leadership and direction of HMCTS and ensuring that it effectively delivers the aims and objectives set by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice and…

New research by Landbay has found that tenants now spend more than half their income on rent. The Landbay Rental Index, powered by MIAC, found that rental payments now account for over half (52%) of the average take-home pay of £1,471 for people living and working outside the capital. The average rent paid in the UK…

Principality Building Society has appointed Iain Mansfield as its Chief Operating Officer. Mansfield has worked as a chartered accountant in the retail banking and private equity sector for more than 15 years. He joins Principality from the company’s second charge loans subsidiary Nemo. Principality Chief Executive Steve Hughes says: “Having clearly demonstrated his capability to the Board…

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