New figures from the Registry Trust indicate that in 2018, there were 1,115,099 County Court judgments (CCJs) were registered against consumers in England and Wales, a fall of two percent on 2017. This is the first time in six years that the number of CCJs against consumers has fallen. The average value of a consumer CCJ…

New figures released by the Finance Leasing Association (FLA) have shown that the number of second charge repossessions in 2018 was 147, 8.1% higher than in 2017. In the final quarter of 2018, the number of repossessions was 28, down by 26.3% compared to the same period in 2017. The number of properties repossessed during…

UK Finance has published its Mortgage Arrears and Possessions Update for the fourth quarter of 2018, which saw 4580 homeowner possessions in 2018, the lowest level since 1980 when there were 3480 possessions. During this period, there were 6.2 million outstanding homeowner mortgages, compared to 9 million at the end of December 2018. The data…

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…

Enforcement specialist, Court Enforcement Services has announced high-level executive changes to its board within its high court enforcement and compliance management teams. At board level, Alan Smith has been formally appointed to the board. Simon Williamson has resigned as Director to concentrate on other interests, but he remains a shareholder of the business. This means that…

The number and total value of small claims judgments in Northern Ireland dropped in 2018 compared to the previous year, but still show a marked increase on 2016’s record lows. There were 8,021 small claims judgments in 2018, eight percent fewer than in the previous year. The total value dropped by 13 percent to £17.1million,…

The total number of judgments in 2018 against Irish consumers is at a record low, with consumer judgments down eight percent. However, the value of consumer judgments rose by 22 percent in the same year. There were 1,985 judgments registered against consumers in 2018, eight percent fewer than the previous year and a record low.…

Latest figures published by the Registry Trust have shown that Scottish debt orders have risen by 7 percent in the past year. During 2018, 24,362 debt decrees registered against Scottish consumers, this was seven percent higher than in 2017. There was also a moderate increase to the combined value of all consumer decrees to £64.1million. The average…

The number of debt judgments in Jersey fell in 2018 compared to 2017, according to figures released today (February 6) by Registry Trust. However the total value of judgments increased during the same year. There were 1,492 judgments registered in Jersey during 2018, 14 percent fewer than in 2017. By contrast, 3,489 judgments were registered in…

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service for Northern Ireland show that there were 73 company insolvencies between October and December. 34 were compulsory liquidations while 26 were creditors’ voluntary liquidations. There were also eight administrations and five company voluntary arrangements. That total of 73 was 19.8 percent lower than the same quarter in 2017 and…

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