European credit management service specialist Lowell has announced continued performance growth in its results for the period 1 July to 30 September 2019.  The results show double-digit growth in cash income, cash EBITDA. Whilst collections continue to perform ahead of forecast. Commenting on the results Colin Storrar, Group CEO, said ”We continue to grow our…

Anchor Computer Systems has acquired the entire share capital of Databax from the Archibald Bathgate Group (ABG). The deal enables Anchor to build on the services offered by its Managed Services business unit and adds 5 staff, 30 customers and a new office location in Manchester. Anchor can now offer new complementary services such as…

A combination of challenging situations are bringing high pressure on young people aiming to manage their money well and achieve financial wellbeing, according to the November 2019 Money Statistics, produced by The Money Charity.The November report draws a number of statistics related to young people together into one page, giving a clearer cumulative picture of…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for November 2019: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1,661 billion at the end of September 2019. This is up from £1,612 billion at the end of September 2018, an extra £930 per UK adult over the year. The average total…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has told guarantor lender, Amigo to explain more carefully the risks that people are taking on when they agree to guarantee a loan for a family member or friend. The FCA was concerned that guarantors were not always made fully aware of their obligations, nor of the likelihood that they…

The Bank of England (BoE) says that UK firms face their biggest lending squeeze since the financial crisis. The BOE survey found that British businesses are facing the biggest lending squeeze since the financial crisis amid rising uncertainty about the health of the economy. The survey showed that corporate default rates have been increasing over the…

Business and consumer insights specialist Equifax and the Open Data Institute (ODI), the international organisation dedicated to improving the use of data, have launched an in-depth research report looking at the international consent framework for Open Banking. The report combines research into Open Banking and data portability initiatives from across a range of countries, as well…