Welcom and guarantor loans provider Buddy Loans has announced a partnership with Buddy to use Welcom’s Financier platform. Buddy Loans has recently secured institutional investment to allow it to increase its lending and has also received full FCA authorisation. Launched in 2013, Buddy Loans specialises in loans which give credit to consumers who have been refused loans…

A research report from Equiniti Credit Services depicts a rising market for credit in the UK, with consumer motivations for borrowing split between funding aspirational items such as holidays and household goods (47%), and managing or consolidating existing debt (53%). The report has also identified a stark age group difference in attitudes to technology with…

NatWest has become the first bank to launch a paperless mortgage. The bank’s customers can now apply for a completely digital mortgage which uses the latest technology to securely share and verify documents online. The new proposition means customers do not need to post signed paperwork or identification back and forth. This marks the first time…

HSBC is testing a new smartphone nudge app which will help people track what they spend money on and sends out spending limits alerts. Customers can add different back accounts from up to 21 money sources and keep track of all their balances in one app. The app is being trialled with 10,000 customers and will…

Financial services software must become easier to use and more useful to customers in the face of the new Revised Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2) regulation according to financial software firm Copernicus. Allen Jones, Managing Director at financial software experts Copernicus believes that ease of use and practicality are principles that need to be embraced…

The results of a year-long machine learning trial conducted by Callcredit Information Group point to potentially significant positive benefits in predictive accuracy across a range of established data models. The study looked at a number of different scenarios, ranging from identifying potentially fraudulent applications through to the accuracy of underwriting decisions in predicting a customer’s…

 Equiniti has announced the launch of Equiniti Credit Services. Richard Carter is to lead the new business – supplying digitally enabled loan and mortgage solutions – which combines Equiniti Pancredit, Equiniti Gateway and the newly-acquired Nostrum Group. Equiniti Credit Services builds innovative solutions that are transforming the credit industry, offering a complete outsourced credit management…

Speech and customer engagement analytics supplier CallMiner and deceased Account Management services specialist, Phillips & Cohen Associates, have been shortlisted for the ‘Best Customer Insight/Voice of the Customer Initiative’ by the European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (ECCCSA) Phillips & Cohen was shortlisted for achieving significant customer experience benefits from its deployment of the…

Business and personal insolvency experts, Fortis Insolvency have announced a Partnership with Encompas Corporation to support and enhance their Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance processes. Manchester based Fortis Insolvency provide advice and support to business and individuals across the north-west who may be facing financial and operational issues. Chris Parry, Managing Director at Fortis Insolvency said “Evolving regulations, not…

Capita has agreed a contract extension until 2020 to provide mortgage services to Tesco Bank. Since the launch of Tesco Bank Mortgages in 2012 Capita has provided a full mortgage outsourcing service from their Glasgow based office. The service spans mortgage advice, telephony support, processing, servicing and arrears management. Initially, this supported Tesco in launching a…

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