Mortgage arrears would soar by 30% over the next three years in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to data modelling by Kensington Mortgages, the specialist mortgage lender. Using its proprietary risk modelling tool, Vector, Kensington’s analysts tested a series of scenarios based on a representative data set of 750,000 loans (with an outstanding…

With established markets in Italy, Spain and Greece still at the at the forefront of investor’s attention for Non-Perfoming Loans (NPL) investment, there is increased appetite to seek out new markets according to a new research report from law firm Ashurst. The report, A Global NPL Perspective, compiled the views of senior executives across the…

As the date of a possible withdrawal from the EU looms, more consumers than last year fear for their financial wellbeing in a post-Brexit world, with worries about a rise in the cost of food topping the list of concerns, according to new figures from YouGov, on behalf of mutual insurer Royal London. Overall, 35…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published near-final rules and guidance that will apply in the event the UK leaves the EU without an implementation period. As most of the changes proposed will be made under powers given to the FCA under the EU (Withdrawal) Act, they are subject to approval by the Treasury. As…

Brexit is the main macroeconomic factor likely to drive a European restructuring wave in 2019, according to Debtwire’s 15th European Distressed Debt Market Outlook. In partnership with law firm, Orrick, and financial consultants, THM Partners, the study canvassed the opinion of 80 distressed investors and 50 private equity funds and provides insight into their expectations…

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…

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