Invoice finance and trade finance company, Working Capital Partners, have been placed into Administration. According to reports, the insolvency appears to be as a result of recent client fraud. Working Capital Partners, were also members of UK Finance (the industry body for the asset finance sector.  The company offered a selective invoice finance service, a…

Banks cannot delay tackling transfer fraud a single day longer, according to new research by Which? The research shows that a staggering £674 a minute is lost to this devastating crime. The consumer champion is calling for all banks to urgently reassure their customers that they will be better protected against fraudsters by signing up…

The number of complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about fraud and scams has surged to record highs, figures show. The 40% rise in grievances after people have been tricked out of their money has pushed the overall number of complaints to its highest level in five years. For the first time in ten…

Companies will be better protected from fraud, under new Companies House reforms that will do more to safeguard the personal data of business owners and ensure the accuracy of the register. Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst has unveiled a substantial package of reforms to Companies House. With the clear aim of minimising the burden on law-abiding…

New analysis from KPMG UK finds the rising prominence of so-called ‘zombie firms’ is threatening to cause a significant drag-effect on the UK economy. KPMG’s analysis looks at the last three annual accounts of listed UK companies (FTSE and AIM) reveals that 8% of UK companies currently display zombie-like symptoms. But based on the latest…

The number of recorded crime series incorporates fraud offences collated by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) from three reporting bodies: Action Fraud (the public-facing national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre) and two industry bodies, Cifas and UK Finance (who report instances of fraud where their member organisations have been a victim) show an Increase…

A sharp increase in the number and cost of cyber attacks is the key finding in a study of more than 5,400 organisations across seven countries, commissioned by insurer Hiscox. More than three out of five firms (61%) report one or more attacks in the past year, yet the proportion achieving top scores for their…

TSB has announced a UK banking first, a Fraud Refund Guarantee, to ensure the Bank’s 5.2 million customers are protected if they are an innocent victim of fraud – whether it’s unauthorised transactions on their accounts or customers tricked into authorising payments to fraudsters. TSB’s announcement marks a significant step-change in banking, where today customers…

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) and The European Freight Trade Association (EFTA) are claiming victory after Companies House added a warning to its website that the information available on its site has not been independently verified. Philip King, the Chief Executive of the CICM, the world’s largest recognised professional credit management body, and James Campbell, Secretary of The European…

Research released from Barclays has revealed that one in seven (14 percent) SMEs have fallen victim to an invoice scam in the last 12 months. Exclusive data from the bank also shows that a quarter (28 percent) of reported invoice scams resulted in losses of more than £5000. The bank’s figures also reveal that hotspots…

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