A coalition of charities has urged the Government to take urgent steps to protect people and places in poverty from the financial consequences of Brexit, including no-deal. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), Shelter, Trussell Trust, Child Poverty Action Group, Action for Children, National Children’s Bureau, Poverty Alliance, Turn2us, Barnardos and ATD Fourth World have sent…

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a report today on FinTech and market structure in financial services. The publication is part of the FSB’s ongoing work to monitor the global FinTech market developments and their potential implications for financial stability. The FSB defines FinTech as technology-enabled innovation in financial services that could result in new business…

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…

Phillips & Cohen Associates, the international deceased account management specialist, servicing creditors in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, Spain and New Zealand has reaffirmed its commitment to the importance of data and information analysis with the appointment of Dani Shi as Senior Vice President of Global Data Systems & Analytics. In this newly created…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out how it would use the temporary transitional power in the event the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement. The Treasury has put forward draft legislation that would make transitional provisions if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement. This is intended to minimise the disruption for…

Over half (55%) of corporate business teams have increased the size of their compliance teams in response to the mounting regulatory pressures that have emerged over the last five years, according to a new study commissioned by Intertrust, a global service providing expert administrative services to clients operating and investing in the international business environment.…

The European non-performing loan (NPL) market reached a new peak in 2018 with disposals totalling EUR 205.2bn in gross book value (GBV), according to the new European NPL FY 2018 report, published by Debtwire ABS. Debtwire NPL Database tracked 142 transactions. The last quarter saw a particularly intense pace of activity, given that at the…

Intrum has agreed a deal with Spanish bank Ibercaja Banco S.A. to purchase a portfolio of 6,400 real estate assets (REOs). The portfolio will be transferred to a new company (NewCo), initially majority owned by Intrum, with Residencial Murillo maintaining a minority equity stake. Intrum’s final investment will be approximately €30-40m once financing and co-investor are…

Intrum has announced it has reached an agreement with Spanish bank Banco Sabadell to acquire their wholly owned subsidiary Solvia Servicios Inmobiliaros (Solvia) for an enterprise value of approximately €300 million.  The agreement reinforces Intrum’s position in the Spanish real estate market and strengthens the collaboration with Banco Sabadell, one of the largest banks in Spain.…

1Experian has announced that it has agreed to acquire Compuscan (CSH Group Pty), one of the leading credit bureau and information services businesses in Africa. Established in South Africa in 1994, Compuscan started as a credit bureau, focused on the micro-lending industry. It enabled micro lenders to avoid financial loss by identifying clients’ repayment probability…

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