The Labour Party has published its response to a review into problem gambling and its treatment that has been undertaken over the last year. Tom Watson MP and Jonathan Ashworth MP have spent a year consulting with gambling addiction specialists, charities, industry bodies and those suffering from gambling problems, to look at whether existing gambling regulation…

A new report commissioned by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CA ANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) and KPMG has explored the significant opportunities automation presents for the finance function after results found many CFOs are still uncertain how implementing robotics solutions can be applied to benefit their finance functions. Robotic Process Automation…

The winners of the second annual  2018 Credit & Collections Technology Awards have been revealed. There were sixteen winners from the eighteen Awards categories which are covered by four main headings of Credit, Collections, Credit & Collections services and Innovation. The awards ceremony was held at Credit Services Association’s (CSA) annual Gala dinner at the…

“Innovation leads, regulation follows” so said consultancy firm Deloitte in a recent report. Another way of putting it is that regulation follows technology. And this couldn’t be more true than with the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive  (AMLD5), adopted by the European Parliament in April this year. The directive is an extension of the last iteration,…

The Money Advice Trust has announced the launch of the updated CASHflow resource, an online tool which enables people to self-manage their debts, with the support of an adviser. The recent revamp of the online tool brings the style and format of CASHflow from the old Common Financial Statement (CFS) to the new Standard Financial…

Homeowners could see their mortgage bills rise by around £400 a year following the Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates, analysis from Experian reveals. The Bank of England’s Monetary Committee has announced it is hiking base rate to 0.75%, the first rise since last November, The 0.25% rise will see those on Standard…

A new judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) could have significant VAT implications for providers of payment collection services and those that use their services such as charities, healthcare providers and businesses that accept payments by instalments. In the case of DPAS Ltd – a dental plan administration services company…

A further 67 companies have signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, including J.P. Morgan, Bupa, Admiral Group, Equifax, Investec Asset Management, and Yorkshire Building Society, taking the total number of signatories to 272. This means that the Charter now covers over 760,000 financial services employees in the UK. John Glen, Economic Secretary to…

The process of debt collection is no easy task. Debtors make themselves unavailable, hard to approach, and typically are difficult to cooperate with. With that being said, once collectors are able to get in contact with the debtor, it is vital that there is an efficient and compliant process to confirm a collection of payment.…

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