Debbie Nolan has succeeded Pete Whitmore as Chair of the Chartered Institute of Credit Managers  (CICM) Executive Board of Trustees. She is joined in her new position by Phil Rice as Vice-Chair and Glen Bullivant as Treasurer. Nolan, the UK CEO of global financial solutions company, Arvato, has been a graduate member of the CICM…

Credit management services company,  Lowell has announced two changes to its UK leadership team. Kathryn Morgan joins Lowell as UK Customer Operations Director and Nick Ollard becomes UK Client Director, both join the UK Exco and report to UK Managing Director, John Pears. Morgan has a long and broad career in senior positions within the…

Andy Thomas of Chartsbridge has elected as agent Chair of the FLA’s new Vehicle Recovery and Collection Group. The appointment follows an FLA membership-wide election with applications having been received from a number of applicants. The term of appointment shall be two years, at the end of which both individuals may offer themselves for re-election…

The Government has announced that Companies House will be reformed to clamp down on fraud and money laundering, with directors unable to be appointed until their identity has been verified. The changes aim to increase the reliability of the data showing who is behind each company so that businesses have greater assurance when they are…

Despite the end of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and rules on social distancing still in place, diners are spending more in restaurants than they were this time last year, customer card spending data from Lloyds Bank has shown The first seven days of September saw restaurant spend up 14% on the same…

Latest research from global information and insights provider TransUnion has suggested that consumers who have weathered the initial shock of COVID-19 are feeling more financially stable, but those experiencing financial difficulties face some challenging months ahead.  In its latest report, which marks almost six months since UK lockdown and social distancing measures were first imposed,…

Debt purchase specialist  Lantern has announced that it is to support not-for-profit membership organisation the Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) by funding its member and stakeholder engagement activity. The sponsorship will enable MALG to extend its long-standing contract with marketing communications agency Engage Comms. MALG was established in 1987 and has professionalised and grown its…