Greater organisational collaboration across the financial services sector, working alongside law enforcement and Government agencies, will be the key means of putting cybercriminals out of business according to the latest report from UK Finance and KPMG launched today. The report, “Staying Ahead of Cybercrime”  discusses how greater cooperation both within businesses and between firms, law enforcement…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging the public to be alert to the growing threat of loan fee scams targeting borrowers. This plea comes as last year over £3.5 million was lost to loan fee fraud and reports to the FCA consumer helpline increased by 44%. Victims of loan fee fraud are often targeted…

Identity intelligence specialist GB Group has announced its latest financial results. In a statement, the company said it expects to report a 53% improvement on its operating profit. In a trading update ahead of its final results in June, the Chester-based business said it anticipates operating profits of £26m for the year to March 31,…

UK fraud prevention service, Cifas has released a new report identifying and detailing the fraud trends from over 300,000 cases of fraudulent conduct recorded in 2017. The data, from 306 organisations, including many major UK brands, is one of the most comprehensive pictures of fraud and fraudulent attempts in the UK. Although there has been…

Criminals are launching more online attacks on UK businesses than ever before, it has been revealed in a new report by The National Cyber Security Centre. The report details some of the biggest cyber attacks from the last year and notes that risks to UK businesses continue to grow. Emerging threats are also highlighted, such…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), has announced the first of the major sponsors for the 2018 UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), which this year moves to Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon. Conexus Recovery and Field Services, which has clients across the banking, utilities, retail and debt purchasing sectors, is returning as a sponsor and…

Short-term lender Trusted Quid has announced its data has been accessed between 1st July 2016 and 17th February 2018. Information entered when applying for a loan directly via the was accessed. In a statement on the website Trusted Quid said  “This does not involve customer data stored on Trusted Quid’s main systems (server). It also does not involve customers or applicants who have…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, is to host the Credit and Collections Technology Awards at this year’s CSA Gala Dinner on 13 September. The co-branded event, which will form part of the CSA’s UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), reflects the Association’s growing recognition…

Banks and card companies prevented £1,458.6 million in unauthorised financial fraud last year, equivalent to £2 in every £3 of attempted unauthorised fraud being stopped, the latest data from UK Finance shows. In 2017, fraud losses on payment cards fell 8 per cent year-on-year to £566.0 million. At the same time, card spending increased by…

Tesco Bank has cancelled some of its customers’ credit cards, after concerns that a number of accounts may have been compromised. The bank said that only a tiny number of its three million credit card users would be affected, and apologised for the inconvenience. A Tesco Bank spokesman said “We take the security of our customers’ accounts…

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