Lenders could find it much harder to enforce cross border debts in the event of a no deal Brexit, RSM has warned. Currently, European regulations facilitate the collection of cross border debts within the EU, notably through the use of European Enforcement Orders. These allow a judgment in one member state to be enforced in…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew in December by 7% compared with the same month in 2017, and by 5% in Q4 2018 as a whole. The plant and machinery finance and commercial vehicle finance sectors reported new business…

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published the Global Monitoring Report on Non-Bank Financial Intermediation 2018. The report presents the results of the FSB’s eighth annual monitoring exercise that assesses global trends and risks from non-bank financial intermediation. It covers data up to end-2017 from 29 jurisdictions, which together represent over 80% of global GDP. The…

Graydon, a provider of business data, insights, analytics and data-solutions has announced that the business is to launch in Ireland. Graydon has appointed Jonathan Cushley to spearhead its strategic growth in Ireland, where he will be focused primarily on Graydon’s innovative new onboarding platform, an AI-based, turnkey solution that simplifies credit, fraud and compliance processes…

Businesses continue to have the same concerns for the next twelve months as they did in 2018, according to research from ICAEW. Uncertainty about the UK relationship with the European Union (EU) remains the biggest challenge. Other expected challenges are also UK related, such as slowing UK economic growth, rising UK inflation, plus the lack…

A new report from Euler Hermes has warned that company’s need to prepare for another year of rising insolvencies with based upon the collateral damage of low growth and tightening financial conditions. The report says that in 2018, global insolvencies confirmed an upward trend which started in 2017 after seven consecutive years of sizable declines.…

Analysis from Equiniti, the FTSE-listed share services and fintech business, of UK Finance statistics shows that continued Brexit uncertainty is having the biggest impact on the smallest businesses in relation to asset based lending and invoice finance borrowing. The figures show that total advances to businesses with a turnover of less than £1 million a…

Trade credit insurer Atradius has published a new economic research report analysing the impact of a potential trade war on the economies of Southeast Asia. With a trade war seemingly escalating between China and the US, Atradius reports that trade across Southeast Asia has already been moderately impacted, with increased risk aversion in international financial markets. However,…

After ten years of growth (2008-2018), it has been suggested that we may have reached the peak in the global construction growth cycle: 2018 will be the turning point according to Euler Hermes’ unique proprietary data on millions of companies across 70 countries.  Growth in this industry should gradually cool down to +3.0% in 2019,…

The lack of improvement in the UK’s standing in the World Bank’s latest insolvency rankings underlines the need for UK corporate insolvency reform, says insolvency and restructuring trade body, R3. For the second year running, the UK is at 14th place in the “Resolving Insolvency” table in the World Bank’s Doing Business report (published on 31 October).…

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