The use of bailiffs to collect debts owed to local authorities in England and Wales has risen by 7 percent in two years, driven by a surge in the use of bailiffs to collect parking debts, according to new research by the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline and Business Debtline. More than 2.6 million…

Sovereign Capital Partners, the private equity Buy & Build specialist, has announced that portfolio company Bristow & Sutor, the nationwide judicial services and debt recovery group, has acquired debt collection agency (DCA) Credit Style. Bristow & Sutor was acquired by Sovereign in a management buy-out of the business in June 2017. Established in 1977 and…

Wilkin Chapman Solicitors has completed the take-over of Silke and Co., a Doncaster-based business solutions company. In acquiring Silke & Co., Wilkin Chapman solicitors will be expanding its work in the area of recoveries – a team headed up by Partner Chris Grocock. The new Doncaster branch will be known as Wilkin Chapman Business Solutions…

Ofgem has confirmed that Solarplicity Supply, an energy supplier with around 7,500 domestic customers and less than 500 business customers, has ceased to trade. Under Ofgem’s safety net, the energy supply of Solarplicity’s customers will continue and prepayment meters can be topped up as normal. The outstanding credit balances of domestic customers will be protected.…

New figures released by UK Finance has shown that whilst the numbers of homeowners in arrears have remained at a historic low there has been an increase of 15% (1,270) in the number of repossessions in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019. UK Finance said repossessions were still well below levels experienced between 2009 and…

Mortgage repossession claims from Lenders have risen 39 per cent from Q2 2018 to Q2 2019, according to new data collected by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) surging to its highest rate since 2014. The increase represents the fourth consecutive month in which mortgage possession claims rose, reaching 6,179 in Q2. The research also shows…

The finalists for the third annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards, the UK’s celebration of tech innovators in credit and collections, have been revealed. The Credit & Collections Technology Awards, organised by Credit Connect and hosted at the Credit Services Association’s UK Credit and Collections Conference, brings together credit and collections technology executives to honour the industry’s…

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service have shown that the number of individuals entering a personal insolvency procedure has increased and shows few signs of slowing as the rolling 12-month insolvency continues to rise, representing the highest Quarter 2 (Q2) figure since 2010. following an 8 year high in Q4 2018. This was driven by…

The Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA), which represents all the major civil enforcement agencies along with a number of independents, is to host a conference on Thursday, 19th September at Banking Hall, Cornhill, London. The one-day event will include a conference and exhibition and will be free to delegates drawn primarily from local authorities. A capacity…

RSM is predicting that official figures, due to be published next Tuesday, will show a 9 per cent rise in personal insolvency rates in England and Wales in quarter two when compared to the same quarter last year. The data from Tracker, RSM’s early online warning system, predicts that total insolvencies for the quarter will reach…

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