Paragon Banking Group has announced that it will appoint Richard Rowntree as its new Managing Director (MD) of Mortgages, subject to regulatory approval. Rowntree will join Paragon from Bank of Ireland where he is Managing Director of UK Mortgages. Rowntree will take over the reins from John Heron when he retires early next year. He…

International deceased account management specialist, Phillips & Cohen Associates has announced plans to extend its unique, compassion-based servicing to the German market by confirming a long-term lease on a prestigious Düsseldorf base. The business, which has been providing niche services to creditors since its foundation in 1997, has identified the historic and vibrant city of…

The Bank of Gran and Grandad is expanding its student lending as the new academic year gets underway at universities across the UK, new research from equity release adviser Key shows. More than one in three (35%) grandparents – around 4.9 million people – have already helped or are planning to help fund their grandchildren through…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is stepping up its efforts to ensure firms are aware of what they need to do prepare for the potential of a no-deal Brexit.  Firms who have not prepared appropriately may risk an impact on their business. To help firms prepare, the FCA will be running a series of digital…

A newt MarketInvoice business Insights report has explored the attitudes of UK SME owners on managing cash flow. In its new survey, it found that over half (52%) of business owners said they relied on making ad-hoc paper notes, using spreadsheets or relying on text messages from their bank to understand their cashflow position. Meanwhile,…