School leavers are opting for alternative routes to a career and are choosing not to go to University according to new research. As businesses continue to offer a wider range of apprenticeships, and students have the option to learn on the job, fewer are opting to go to University in favour of other career paths…

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Paul Stack as Commercial Director for Europe and Asia. Stack will oversee product, pricing and commercial strategy implementation across the regions, reporting into Richard Carter, CEO for Europe and Asia. Stack joined BFS in April 2015 as UK Product Director, tasked with driving the development, management and innovation of…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) fell in June by 3% compared with the same month in 2017, but grew by 5% in the second quarter of 2018 as a whole. The commercial vehicle finance and IT equipment finance sectors…

A new study from Dun & Bradstreet has revealed that while finance leaders remain tasked with business profitability, their remit has expanded to include the sharing of data across the organisation and management of risk. The Risk Revolution report found the top challenge for finance leaders today is monitoring risks within a business’ customer, supplier, or partner…

Fraud prevention service, Cifas has released new figures showing that identity fraud has fallen for the first time since 2014.  Cifas members recorded 84,463 cases in the first six months of the year, a 5% drop compared to the same period in 2017 (89,199).  Despite the reduction, identity fraud still represents over half of all…

UHY Hacker Young has announced the expansion of its Manchester office by welcoming a new partner to its leadership team. Tracey Pye has been appointed turnaround and recovery partner. Pye has run her own consultancy and was previously a business restructuring partner at Top 10 accountancy firm BDO LLP. Pye specialises in corporate restructuring and insolvency.…

The formal launch of the new Republic of Ireland Branch of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) will take place at Croke Park on 17th September. The day will commence with a best practice conference featuring topics such how the CICM will support credit managers in the country, the role of Artificial Intelligence and…

Polish Credit Union UK has been placed in administration. In an announcement on the company website, the Credit Union said that Dean Watson and Paul Stanley of Begbies Traynor have been appointed as Administrators. Polish Credit Union UK was launched in 2013 and has 500 members under its name. The union has been declared in…

Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 1313 BATH LTD 25 W2 LTD 4FIBS LLP ACCIDENT ADVICE SOLICITORS LTD ACTON COACHWORKS(SPORTS CARS) LTD ALCHEMY COATINGS LTD ANACO SYSTEMS LTD ANGUS CEREALS LTD APS DEVELOPMENTS LTD ARMOUR CONTRACTS LTD ASCOT LAWYERS LTD AURELIA (RESTAURANT) LTD AWH UTILITY SERVICES LTD…

Winding up Petitions (Companies) have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: 101 ARTISTS LTD 1ST CHOICE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS LTD 36 SCARBOROUGH AVENUE LTD 36415201 LTD 4FIBS LLP A & W ROOFING SERVICES LTD A LEECH LTD A S BURNS LTD A-CLASS ASPHALTING LTD A.C.T DAMP & RENOVATIONS LTD ACQUISITION…

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