Warning over threat of AI generated fraud

Fraud prevention service, Cifas has released its 2024 Fraudscape report, detailing the latest fraud data and intelligence recorded by its members during 2023. The research found that more than 374,000 cases were reported to the Cifas National Fraud Database...

| Consumer Lending

Inflation fell to 3.2% in March – consumer credit industry reaction

Latest data from the ONS has found that CPI inflation fell to 3.2 per cent in March, lower than...

17th April 2024

Inflation continues downward trend – business industry reaction

Latest ONS data has found that inflation came in at 3.2% in March, slightly less of a drop than...

17th April 2024

Car Insurers hit with nearly 40% charge for paying monthly

Car owners are being hit with eye-watering annual percentage rates (APR) of nearly 40 per cent when paying for...

17th April 2024

One in five wait until their forties before owning a home

Around half (48%) of first-time buyers say their prospects of owning a home are further away than ever due...

17th April 2024

Inflation fell to 3.2% in March – consumer credit industry reaction

Latest data from the ONS has found that CPI inflation fell to 3.2 per cent in March, lower than the 3.4% reported in February. Commenting on the data, Steve Vaid, Chief Executive of the Money Advice Trust, the charity...

| Consumer Collections

Scottish Power to pay £1.5m for overcharging customers

Scottish Power Energy Retail says it will pay £1.5 million in refunds and compensation after it charged customers above...

16th April 2024

CSA confirms special guest for its annual Awards

The Credit Services Association (CSA) has announced that former England captain and manager Kevin Keegan has been confirmed as...

15th April 2024

Call for Universal Credit change

Universal Credit (UC) is on track to be fully rolled-out to seven million families by the end of the...

15th April 2024

CMA raises concerns over big tech’s AI dominance 

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has expressed concerns that the biggest technology companies are using their dominance in...

15th April 2024


Inflation continues downward trend – business industry reaction

Latest ONS data has found that inflation came in at 3.2% in March, slightly less of a drop than economists had forecast. The rate is at it’s the lowest in two and a half years, and well down from...

| Commercial Credit Management

Lloyds Bank appoints new Head of Commercial Cards

Lloyds Bank Business & Commercial Banking has announced it has appointed Linda Weston as Head of Commercial Cards. Weston...

16th April 2024

GDP rose 0.1% in February – business industry reaction

Latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose 0.1% in February providing another...

15th April 2024

Shire Leasing announces board changes

Shire Leasing has announced changes to its executive board as part of the changes Helen Lumb has assumed the role...

15th April 2024

More than 800 directors banned for abusing Covid support scheme

Latest Insolvency Service figures have shown that a total of 831 company directors were banned in 2023-24 for Covid...

15th April 2024


Car Insurers hit with nearly 40% charge for paying monthly

Car owners are being hit with eye-watering annual percentage rates (APR) of nearly 40 per cent when paying for their insurance monthly, a new Which? investigation has found. The study found some home insurers charging up to almost 35...

| Consumer Lending

One in five wait until their forties before owning a home

Around half (48%) of first-time buyers say their prospects of owning a home are further away than ever due...

17th April 2024

Warning over threat of AI generated fraud

Fraud prevention service, Cifas has released its 2024 Fraudscape report, detailing the latest fraud data and intelligence recorded by...

17th April 2024

Aryza Group appoints new Non-Executive Directors

Aryza Group has announced the appointments of two new Non-Executive Directors, Michael McAteer and Tamara McMillen.  McAteerl brings broad...

17th April 2024

Glenhawk appoints new Head of Credit

Short-term lender Glenhawk has announced it has appointed John Butt as Head of Credit. Butt joins the newly-created role...

17th April 2024



Retail insolvencies increase by 19%

New analysis by Mazars has found that the number of insolvencies by retailers has increased 19% in the past year to 2,195 in 2023/24 up from 1,843 in 2022/23. High profile retail insolvencies include The Body Shop in February,...

| Business

INSOLVENCY NOTICES: Appointment of Administrators – March 2024

In March the following administration notices were issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: ABCDE1...

9th April 2024

LIQUIDATION NOTICES: Creditors Voluntary Winding-Up – March 2024

Creditors Voluntary Winding-Up – Appointment of Liquidators notices have been issued in the London Gazette for the following companies...

9th April 2024

INSOLVENCY NOTICES: Winding Up Petitions – March 2024

In March Winding Up Petitions (Companies) were issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 1A1Z...

9th April 2024

PKF Smith Cooper acquires BLB

Midlands-based accounting and advisory firm PKF Smith Cooper (PKFSC) has acquired West Midlands insolvency boutique BLB Advisory. BLB’s Director...

4th April 2024




Thursday 18th April 2024

CIVEA Conference

Civea Conference Thursday 18th April DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms, London CIVEA, the Civil Enforcement Association, will host a one-day conference, exhibition and awards dinner at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London. The bi-annual CIVEA conference is the only event dedicated to the work of civil enforcement agents and has become a flagship event…

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Commercial Working Capital Group 1.3

The third Commercial Working Capital Group will take place on Thursday 23rd May at the PKF’s office in Canary Wharf, London About: The third event of the year will seek to bring together key leaders in the commercial credit space to discuss the latest challenges faced by businesses. The Working Capital Group events seek to…

Thursday 27th June 2024

Online Collections Technology Think Tank 5.2

The seventh virtual Online Collections Technology Think Tank will feature a number of discussions to understand the best possible collection strategies amidst high cost of living expenses to households.

Thursday 4th July 2024

Commercial Credit & Collections Conference, Thursday 4th July, Leeds

Commercial Credit & Collections Conference Thursday 4th July Met Hotel, Leeds The return of the in-person Commercial Credit & Collections Conference series will take place on Thursday 4th July at the Met Hotel in Leeds. The event was first launched in 2019 and has been a virtual event in recent years. The Commercial Credit &…


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