Marston Holdings has announced the acquisition of Stockholm-based Parktrade. Marston said in news release that Parktrade is a technology and data business that has two compelling offerings: a technology platform that facilitates easy management and payment of Low Emission Zone charges, congestion charges and free flow road tolls. This platform facilitates multi-currency payments, auto payments…

Compliant software solutions provider Vision Blue has acquired Cardiff-based fast growth fintech company SamePage Group, a pioneer in fully-digital Loan Origination software platforms, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of SamePage by Vision Blue comes after the success of a recent strategic partnership which saw both companies deliver a full lifecycle Loan Origination and Account…

TransUnion has announced that it has completed the sale of Noddle, the free-for-life credit reporting and monitoring service, to Credit Karma, following approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). “We are pleased to have completed the sale of Noddle to Credit Karma, further to regulatory approval, and we are confident that the business will continue…

Videalert, a supplier of intelligent traffic management and enforcement solutions to local authorities, has been acquired by enforcement services group Marston Holdings. The announcement follows successful deployments for a number of Marston’s strategic clients, including the London Borough of Barnet, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the City of Westminster, where Videalert has…

Begbies Traynor Group has acquired insolvency practitioner KRE Corporate Recovery (North East) Limited, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, further strengthening the AIM listed group’s presence in the North East. The deal sees 100 per cent of the equity of KRE (North East) Limited acquired by the group which has grown to offer a wide range…

Following on from the successful acquisition of the SIRS Europe in 2018, Carnoustie Resources has announced the acquisition of a second company. CLS Associates (UK) has been acquired after completing successful negotiations over the last 6 months. CLS was formed in 2006, is based in Kent and provides a range of Investigation services to clients…

Payment specialist FIS Global and Worldpay, a global leader in eCommerce and payments, has announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. In a media statement. the new group said that this combination greatly expands FIS’ capabilities by enhancing its acquiring and payment offerings and significantly increases Worldpay’s distribution footprint, accelerating its entry…

Experian has announced that it has abandoned the £275 million acquisition of ClearScore. In a statement Experian said “Further to the Provisional Findings published by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on 28 November 2018 and taking into account subsequent interaction with the CMA, Experian does not believe that the CMA will approve the…

Morses Club, the UK’s second largest home collected credit lender, has announced that it has acquired Shelby Finance and certain assets of CURO Transatlantic trading as WageDayAdvance out of administration. The total consideration for the acquisition is approximately £8.5m paid in cash, 50% on completion and the balance over 5 months (depending on the final…

Non-Standard Finance (NSF) has made a £1.3billion takeover offer for rival Provident Financial. NSF said the takeover was backed by more than 50% of Provident’s shareholders, including fund manager Neil Woodford, Invesco and Marathon. Investors must still vote on whether to approve the deal. John van Kuffeler Chief Executive of Non-Standard Finance said “We have…

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