Consumers will be able to get cashback from shops without needing to buy anything under new Government proposals to protect the UK’s cash system. Under the government proposals, cashback without a purchase could be widely available from retailers of all sizes in local communities/ Although cash use is declining, with people increasingly choose cards, mobile…

A new trade report from Atradius has predicted a rise in insolvencies from the Czech Republic. In the report, Atradius economists detail how GDP contracted by 2% year on year in Q1 of 2020 and by 11% in Q2. Overall in 2020, the economy is forecast to decline by 6% with industrial production and exports recording…

Accountant in Bankruptcy has published its latest figures which indicate that there were 7,003 personal insolvencies in the year to the end of September 2020, 3,275 (31.9%) fewer than in the same period the year before. Bankruptcies decreased by 37.5% in the year to the end of September 2020 when compared with the same period…

The Insolvency Service has published its latest figures which indicate that in September 2020 Scottish company insolvencies decreased by 43% when compared to September 2019. Business insolvencies comprised of 12 compulsory liquidations, 22 CVLs and 9 administrations. There were no company voluntary arrangements or receivership appointments. Historically the volume of company insolvencies in Scotland have been…

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) provider Zilch has partnered with challenger credit reference agency and Open Banking provider Credit Kudos to better assess the affordability of its customers. Zilch says that the COVID-19 outbreak has brought affordability into sharp focus and BNPL providers are under increased pressure to protect potential borrowers – in particular young…

The Insolvency Service has published its latest figures which indicate that in September 2020 there were 143 individual insolvencies, down 54% from September 2019; Personal insolvencies consisted of 109 IVAs, 20 DROs and 14 bankruptcies. The figures fell by over half compared with September 2019. Business Insolvencies in Northern Ireland decreased by 72% from September…

The Insolvency Service has published its latest figures which indicated that in September personal insolvencies in England and Wales increased to 7,450 in September 2020 compared to August’s figure of 6,372, but remained well below September 2019’s figure of 12,256 There were, on average, 4,639 IVAs registered in each of the 3 months ending September…

The Insolvency Service has published its latest business insolvency statistics for England & Wales which have revealed that the overall numbers of business insolvencies numbers increased Business insolvencies increased to 926 in September 2020 compared to August’s figure of 784, but remained well below September 2019’s figure of 1,513. Business insolvencies comprised of 742 creditors’…