Euler Hermes, the world’s leading trade credit insurer, has issued an assessment of the progress the world has made a decade on from the onset of the Global Financial Crisis. Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Euler Hermes said “After one of the most tumultuous decades in both living memory and by any historical measure, we…

Consumers will have greater control over their bank data and financial decisions thanks to new laws coming into force in January. The government is bringing in a new regulatory regime for innovative FinTech firms which will transform the way people engage with their finances and make it possible to manage all of their finances at the…

Italian banks could take 10 years to reduce their level of non-performing loans (NPLs) to the European average according to Morgan Stanley, adding that setting up a “bad bank” could help. A recession that ended in 2014 saddled Italian banks with 349 billion euros (305.94 billion pounds) in impaired debts, one-third of Europe’s total, while…

European Union (EU) finance ministers on Tuesday called for speedier unloading of bad debt by EU banks and recommended more money be put aside by the banks to protect them from trouble. The decade-long financial crisis left European banks holding nearly 1 trillion euros of non-performing loans (NPLs), reducing their ability to lend and slowing…

The merger of Intrum Justitia and Lindorff has been closed. All subsidiaries of Lock TopCo AS (parent company of the Lindorff Group) are fully owned by Intrum Justita AB . CEO & President of the new business will be Mikael Ericson. The combination of Intrum Justitia and Lindorff creates a leading provider of credit management…

Monday 26th June saw the implementation date for the fourth EU Money Laundering Directive (MLD4); time to see if preparations are up to scratch or whether a flurry of FCA fines will be issued. John Marsden, Head of ID and Fraud at Equifax said“The rise in high-profile fines for failing to maintain money laundering defences…

Callcredit Information Group has acquired the Spanish Confirma group of companies, comprising Confirma Sistemas and Soluciones Confirma, which specialise in fraud prevention and anti-money laundering (AML) software solutions. The acquisition, sees Callcredit take a majority shareholding in the Madrid- headquartered business. Callcredit entered the Spanish market in 2015 and has been developing its business and…

The European Commission has approved the combination of Intrum Justitia and Lindorff. The Commission’s decision is conditional upon the divestment of Lindorff’s business in Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Sweden as well as Intrum Justitia’s business in Norway (see press release dated May 18, 2017 for more information). The combined company will, through its scale and…

Intrum Justitia AB has announced that Mikael Ericson will be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of the combined company once the transaction is completed. Erik Forsberg, the current Chief Financial Officer of Intrum Justitia, will continue as the CFO of the combined company. In November 2016 Nordic Capital Fund VIII, currently, the indirect majority…

BNP Paribas Personal Finance has acquired  Swedish consumer finance company SevenDay Finans. Sevenday will become part of Ekspres Bank, a commercial brand of BNP Paribas Personal Finance in this region. Ekspres Bank is part of BNP Paribas’s Scandinavian division. Operating in Norway and Denmark since July 2014 under the brand Ekspres Bank which was acquired…

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