The  Commercial Credit & Collections conference has confirmed its speaker agenda for the next event which takes place in January. CVR Global and Aon’s Commercial Credit & Collections conference agenda now includes speakers from Onguard and Cifas whilst three Credit Managers will debate the impact of technology on credit management. The event will open with…

Fraud prevention service, Cifas and business data, insights, analytics and solutions specialist Graydon have announced they have completed data matching analysis to understand synergies between the Graydon cases of suspicious corporate activity and the Cifas national database of known fraud. The results of the matching exercise demonstrated two key points: Fraudsters will target any high-value…

Dun & Bradstreet and Quantexa have announced a new partnership that aims to empower businesses to make better, context-driven decisions using innovative data and analytics to provide a detailed picture of connected relationships. Global commercial data & analytics firm Dun & Bradstreet, and Quantexa, the contextual decision intelligence software and solutions company, have joined forces…

A proposal to set up a fund to compensate victims of bank scams has been rejected by payments group Pay.UK. Pay UK says that there has been no industry consensus to finance a central fund. A voluntary code requiring banks to reimburse affected customers is funded to the end of December so from January it…

New figures from UK Finance show bank scam victims lost £207.5m in the first six months of this year to authorised push payment fraud – more than £1.1m a day. A total of 57,549 cases were recorded by banks – a 69% rise compared with the same period in 2018. Over the same period, £408…

Nearly two-fifths of European businesses have knowingly fallen victim to a cyberattack in the last five years, with 64% admitting that they may have been hacked unknowingly, according to a new report by RSM, This is compounded by a sense of apathy and acceptance, as 62% of respondents believe hackers are more sophisticated than security…

New identity checks for company directors should be introduced to help reduce business fraud, says Tim Cooper, chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Scotland. A Government consultation into enhancing the role played by Companies House in the UK’s anti-fraud framework, which recently closed, provides a real opportunity to significantly strengthen the UK’s…

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Government to tackle crime against small businesses as a priority and help to plug the billions that are being lost in the economy every year as a result. Hiring new police officers will be crucial to tackling business crime in England and Wales and making…

A new report from insurance specialist Gallagher finds that a significant proportion of UK SMEs are exposing themselves to severe and lasting impacts of a crisis incident, through lack of preparation, protocols protection and review. Crisis incidents, such as cyber-attacks, extortion, industrial espionage and terrorism, are costing UK SMEs billions of pounds a year. Furthermore,…

Small businesses are collectively subject to almost 10,000 cyber-attacks a day, according to new findings from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) One in five (20%) small firms say a cyber-attack has been committed against their business in the two years to January 2019. More than seven million individual attacks are reported over the same…

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