SME Lender, Spotcap has appointed Andrew Caulfield as a Senior Underwriter. He joins the lender’s growing team, which now consist of 130 employees globally. Caulfield brings over six years of experience in risk management with RateSetter in the UK and AIB – Allied Irish Banks, to the role.  At Spotcap, he will be responsible for assessing…

Wilkins Kennedy LLP has been acquired CogitalGroup. The CogitalGroup UK regional business, Baldwins will merge with Wilkins Kennedy as part of the agreement. Wilkins Kennedy LLP, is a UK top 20 business services firm, with over 700 employees and partners and an annual turnover in excess of £54 million. The firm has 18 offices across London…

Alternative finance specialist, ThinCats has appointed a vastly experienced ex-banking professional to cover the Yorkshire region. Ben Kimball joins ThinCats after a 15-year career working with SMEs for the likes of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays.  He has supported SMEs in both Yorkshire and Scotland during his career and is…

Aaron & Partners LLP has announced that it has appointed Stephen Taylor to join its Dispute Resolution and Insolvency team as a Senior Partner. Nick Clarke, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution & Insolvency, said “Stephen’s appointment is a significant one for us as a firm and a real statement of intent for the Dispute Resolution…

Hampshire Trust Bank has announced that it has appointed of Charles McDowell as Managing Director of the Banks’s Specialist Mortgages Division with effect from 1 October 2018. McDowell has worked for Aldermore Bank since 2014, latterly as Commercial Director (Mortgages). He started his career at Deloitte. Charles will sit on HTB’s Executive Committee and will…

CODE Investing has announced that it has entered into along-termm strategic partnership with BNP Paribas Asset Management as part of the development of its Alternative Financing platform. As an origination partner to BNP, CODE Investing will provide direct lending access to unsecured SME loans of between £500,000 and £5 million.  Under the leadership of Stéphane Blanchoz,…

Creditors Voluntary Winding-Up – Appointment of Liquidators notices have been issued in the London Gazette for the following companies: 108 ENTERPRISES LTD 1ST CHOICE FLOORING AND BLINDS LTD 1ST EQUITY LTD 2 ADVANCED IT LTD 300 TRADING LTD 312 SW3 LTD 3D’S LETCHWORTH LTD 3NINE GROUP LTD 4 SEASONS STORE LTD A & R GENERAL BUILDERS…

The leasing sector needs to become more agile to meet the needs of an increasingly important and ‘entitled’ SME sector. This is the observation from financial software experts Copernicus’ MD Allen Jones reflecting upon a cultural and technical change that is emerging rapidly in the business community. “While there has been much written and reported about…

Henry Howard Finance Group has announced that it has appointed joint heads of sales support. Nicola Evans, who joined the Newport-based firm as a business analyst in May last year, has become the head of sales support. Evans shares the role with her former GE Capital colleague, Jane Brown, who has worked in asset finance…

Advanced Collections Systems (ACS) has been examined by the Government’s National Cyber Security Centre and given a Cyber Essentials certification. Cyber Essentials certification is mandatory for central government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services.  Certification demonstrates that Advanced Collection Systems (ACS), which specialises in providing debt collection services…

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