The Office for National Statics (ONS) has reported that fraud crime in England and Wales has hit 3.3million in its latest statistical bulletin. Responding to the reportt John Cannon, Commercial Director Fraud & ID, Callcredit Information Group, said: “Today’s ONS statistics, reveal that there were 3.3 million incidents of fraud in England and Wales alone, and over half…

The cyber security risk to UK organisations continues to increase in both severity and impact, but nearly one in five (17%) admit they don’t prepare or drill for cyber attacks, and fewer than half (49%) conduct penetration tests to examine their defences according to a new report by PWC.   PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey…

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)  will launch a dedicated telephone service aimed at helping small businesses prepare for new data protection laws. The phone service will add to a package of tools and resources already available for organisations getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25 May 2018.…

Construction specialist, Aggregate Industries, has secured a Aecus Automation Award for a robotic process automation project with Rimilia. The Awards were presented by Paul Morrison, Managing Director from Aecus at the Hackett Group’s Best Practice Conference on in London. Robotic process automation, or RPA, is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the application of technology that…

New Government figures show that less than half of eligible English councils have begun allocating their share of the £300 million business rates hardship fund launched six months ago. Sixteen English councils have not implemented any of the three business rates relief measures announced by the Chancellor at the Spring Budget. The area worst affected…

Corporate recovery and business advisory firm, Quantuma has appointed Mark Hendrick as Director of Credit Services. Hendrick brings 24 years’ experience in this field, in a career including spells at Opus Restructuring and RSM Tenon. Quantuma managing partner Carl Jackson said: “Mark is extremely well known in the industry and brings with him a wealth…

Online business lender Spotcap has issued more than €120 million in credit lines to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Jens Woloszczak, Spotcap Founder and CEO: “We’ve experienced significant growth over the past three years, which is a testament to the fundamental need SMEs have for flexible and accessible financing. With close to 60 percent of…

Business Peer to Peer lender ArchOver has revealed that it has nearly doubled its overall lending in the first nine months of this year. Since January 2017, total lending over the platform has reached £21.39 million, bringing the cumulative total that ArchOver has lent to date to over £48 million. Proving that the appetite for P2P…

Metro Bank has announced the appointment of Roger Fenwick as Director of Specialist Sectors for its commercial business, responsible for the expansion and development of the bank’s dedicated sector teams. Reporting directly to Mark Stokes, Managing Director Commercial Banking, Fenwick will oversee the bank’s healthcare, hospitality and leisure, insurance and financial services, and property teams.…

Shire Leasing has announced it has Top Hybrid Funder of the Year at the 2017 Leasing World Awards. The award recognises Shire Leasing as the leading company that has most successfully increased their Own Book funding portfolio and has now surpassed the 50% barrier of own-book to brokered deals, a great achievement for a truly…

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