StepChange Debt Charity has announced that John Griffith-Jones will chair the charity from 7 January, following the resignation of Sir Hector Sants last October on his appointment as the Chair of the new Single Financial Guidance Body. Chris Stern has been acting as interim Chair of StepChange Debt Charity for the past three months. John…

Newcastle Building Society has appointed David Samper as Chief Financial Officer. An accomplished strategic leader with over 20 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, Samper has held senior roles across a number of multinational organisations in the UK and abroad, including  RBS, Ulster Bank, and most recently at Sainsbury’s Bank as its interim Chief Financial…

Three-quarters (74%) of businesses in the UK surveyed by Centtrip, the international payments, treasury management and foreign-exchange specialist, believe they will benefit from Open Banking within two years. Introduced in January 2018, Open Banking was designed to give customers and companies control of their financial data, enabling them to view it in one place. It…

TransUnion (formerly Callcredit), the global risk and information solutions provider, has launched an Open Banking early adopter programme after receiving permission to operate as an Account Information Services Provider (AISP) from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Following extensive testing and consultation with a range of clients across a number of industry sectors, TransUnion Open Banking…

Bridging lender Hope Capital has appointed its first Managing Director. Gary Bailey, formerly Sales Director of Together. He joins Hope Capital today, 7th January, to help expand and grow the company. Hope Capital has grown rapidly, having doubled its lending in the past year, increased its staff numbers by 40% and expanded into much larger…

Unsecured debt has hit a new peak of £15,400 per household according to new analysis by the Trade Union Congress (TUC)  with a further threat of families being pushed further into the red, Debt levels are now higher than before financial crash. The new analysis  by the TUC shows that household debt rose sharply over 2018, with…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 4SQUARE CLOTHING LTD 60-61 EVERSFIELD PLACE LLP A-Z ACCESSORIES LTD A.M.I.SYSTEMS LTD A1 PLASTICS WINDOWS AND DOORS LTD ABBEY GATE ELECTRICAL LTD ACCALAIDE LTD ACE-BEV LTD ACTIVE LIFE GROUP LTD ACTIVE STORAGE TYSELEY LTD AGE GRACEFULLY LTD AH…

Creditors Voluntary Winding-Up – Appointment of Liquidators notices have been issued in the London Gazette for the following companies: 0XDEADFA11 LTD 1ST CHOICE IMPROVEMENTS LTD 20/20 CMT LTD 33 LEISURE LTD 360 STUDIOS, LTD 3B LOGISTICS LTD 404 ENTERPRISES LTD 42ND STREET GRILL LTD 777 SOLUTIONS LTD 777 STORES (WEST EALING) LTD 777 STORES LTD A…

Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 06132417 LTD ACADEMY CLASS LTD ACCURATE LASER CUTTING (LEEDS) LTD ADVENTURES IN FURNITURE LTD AIR AND CARGO SERVICES LTD ALCHEMY FACILITIES LTD ALMTONE LTD AMICUS FINANCE PLC ANOTHERDATE LTD ATLANTIS ENTERPRISES LTD AVIDEAN LTD BADDOW HOSPITAL COMPANY LTD BARNSDALE HILLS LTD…