American consumer credit reporting agency, TransUnion has announced it has reached an agreed to purchase Callcredit Information Group for £1 billion, ($1.4 billion). TransUnion, provides data, analytics and technology solutions to help businesses and consumers make informed decisions in America. International expansion is a key growth strategy for TransUnion which has offices in 33 countries. The company…

Intrum Justitia AB has confirmed that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo creating a servicing agreement for non-performing loans (NPL) in Italy. The deal has been accepted by the board of Directors of Intesa Sanpaolo and will see a merger of Intesa Sanpaolo’s NPL recovery operations and all of Intrum’s current Italian…

Last year saw a return to growth in the loan sales market, with a total of €114 billion of real estate backed loan sales recorded during the year, according to the latest report by the global real estate advisor, CBRE. Despite being a record year for loan transactions, there are still circa €1 trillion of…

As part of the launch of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) business plan, the FCA has announced that it has increased its spending on Brexit to £30 million and will need to raid other budgets to cover the cost as the clock ticks down towards EU withdrawal. This year the FCA has taken £14 million from its…

Danko Maras has been appointed as Intrum’s new Chief Finance Officer (CFO). Mikael Ericson, President and CEO of Intrum said “I am delighted to welcome Danko Maras to Intrum. We stand on the threshold exciting opportunities in the years ahead, and will continue to create value for both clients and owners, by continuing to develop…

European debt purchaser DDM Holding has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a sizeable distressed asset portfolio containing secured corporate receivables in the Balkans from a leading bank in the region. The gross collection value of the portfolio amounts to approximately EUR 240 million. About 90% of the portfolio value is…

Phillips & Cohen Associates, (Australia), the Australian arm of the globe’s leading deceased account management specialist, celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. The business, led by Managing Director, Don Coulthard, has enjoyed vibrant growth in the Australian market. Clients have been quick to benefit from the positive consumer impact of Phillips & Cohen Associates’ compassionate…

Debt purchaser, Arrow Global has announced that it has agreed terms for two acquisitions which strengthen the Group’s investment and asset management capabilities and reinforce its growing presence in Italy. The first acquisition is for Europa Investimenti S.p.A., a leading originator and manager of Italian distressed debt investments, for an equity value of €62 million.…

European debt purchaser Intrum has announced that Thomas Moss has been appointed acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Current CFO Erik Forsberg will leave the company next week Moss is currently the Director of Group Business Control at Intrum, a role that he has held for the past 4 years. Before he joined Intrum he held the…

European collections specialist, Intrum is organizing a hackathon in partnership with Tieto which will seek to examine how innovation can help to improve individual consumer’s financial well-being. Over the course of the two-day hackathon event in Helsinki, Finland on April 11-12 this year, participants from education institutions, startups, SMEs and other organisations will create new…

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