According to almost two-thirds of CFOs (65%), digital transformation will result in fewer jobs, despite the fact that 32% of organisations aren’t currently undergoing this change, with 23% not planning to look at digital transformation for at least a year or more, as discovered in the FinTech Barometer 2019, the annual survey by fintech company…

ABN AMRO Commercial Finance UK (ACF) has announced that Jeremy Harrison has been appointed as it’s new Head of Sales. Harrison will lead an origination team with a focus on providing flexible funding solutions to mid-market, corporate and international businesses with financing needs across the UK and Europe. Jeremy will report directly into ACF Commercial…

Credit checking specialist, Creditsafe, has added fifty new members to its specialist group support team in Cardiff Bay, across IT, security, development and product. The appointments are helping to expand the companies offering in these areas to meet the ever increasing demand in specialist credit data. Amongst the appointments includes Wouter Morkel, has joined the…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, has finalised the programme for its annual flagship event – the UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), to be held on Thursday 12 September 2019 at Crowne Plaza, Newcastle upon Tyne. Following the welcoming address from CSA Chair John…

Close Brothers Asset Management (CBMA) has appointed financial services veteran Alastair Wilson as its new Managing Director as it aims to enhance its offering across the UK. Wilson brings more than 30 years’ financial services experience and joins CBAM’s base in the Scottish capital from Brooks Macdonald, where he was a founding member of the…

Commercial finance provider, Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has appointed Dave Pickup as ABL Director for the Thames Valley. Pickup specialises in improving SME’s cash flow through alternative funding. Providing facilities for every stage of a business’ journey including start-up finance, MBOs and acquisitions, as well as general working capital. His industry experience will support IGF’s…

Business recovery specialists Begbies Traynor has announced it has made two senior promotions in its Preston office. Ian McCulloch, previously Insolvency director, has been promoted to Partner and Chris Lawton, previously Insolvency manager, has been promoted to Director. McCulloch joined Begbies Traynor in 2008 and has handled a variety of high-profile administrations and restructuring cases…

Artificial Intelligence customer journey platform Sidetrade, has announced the appointment of British AI entrepreneur Mark Sheldon as new Chief Technology Officer  (CTO) of the Sidetrade Group. Mark Sheldon said “Our main challenges are now to converge our three product lines and to make our organization even more agile. We must become more scalable and plan…

Law firm, Freeths has announced that it has recruited a  new Insolvency Director to lead ist restructuring team in Leeds. Helen Bates has more than 17 years’ experience covering all aspects of insolvency and restructuring, including both contentious and non-contentious matters. Her expertise includes advising on corporate insolvencies (including administrations, receiverships, liquidations and CVAs) and…

Alternative business finance provider,White Oak has announced a number of new hires to its Specialist Finance team. The new hires are Nicki Bowron, Callum Bull, Gordon Malcolm, Cole O’Malley and Andrew Thrower. All five have extensive experience in business finance across a number of different sectors, including Manufacturing, Transportation, Energy, Renewables, Oil and Gas, Plant…

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