Azzurro Associates joins The Lending Standards Board

24th November 2021 Company News |

The Lending Standards Board (LSB) has announced that commercial debt solutions provider, Azzurro Associates (Azzurro), has become a registered firm with the LSB‘s Standards of Lending Practice for business customers. Azzurro provides liquidity options to the commercial credit sector and is the custodian of a large inventory of business debts. Achieving full registration signals their…

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Bibby Financial Services announces new central London office opening plans

23rd November 2021 Business Lending |

independent invoice financier, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), is to open a new central London office as it looks to grow its support for SMEs and intermediaries in the South East of England. BFS’s new premises are located at 30 Crown Place in the heart of the City, between Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations. Speaking of…

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Atradius promotes Account Manager

9th November 2021 Appointments |

Trade credit insurer Atradius has announced that it has promoted Chris Williamson to Senior Account Manager within its Cardiff-based strategic accounts team. Williamson returns to Wales for the new role after nearly three years at Atradius’ Northern Hub as business development manager, where he was responsible for developing broker relationships and underwriting new business policies.…

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United Trust Bank appoints Asset Finance Head of Sales

9th November 2021 Appointments |

United Trust Bank (UTB) has announced that it has appointed Astrid Michael as its new Head of Sales for its Asset Finance division following the retirement of Keith Sangwin earlier this year. Michael has worked in the Asset Finance industry for 20 years and is a highly experienced professional with a strong track record of…

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Bibby Financial Services appoints Chief Technology Officer

25th October 2021 Appointments |

International SME financier, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) have announced the appointment of James Cooper as its new chief Technology Officer (CTO). Cooper previously held technology roles at Mothercare and financial advisory group, Rothschild and most recently was Chief Information Officer at BFS. In addition to Cooper’s appointment, Nicola Allard has been appointed as Head of…

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Former Small Business Commissioner joins Optimum as Non-Executive Director

1st October 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

Optimum Finance has announced that it has recruited the former Interim Small Business Commissioner (SBC) as a Non-Executive Director. Philip King, who was also the former Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), is joining Optimum. King has worked in the credit industry for more than 40 years and is an acknowledged…

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Assetz Capital appoints Senior Relationship Manager

13th September 2021 Appointments |

Specialist lender Assetz Capital has appointed a new Senior Relationship Manager to its bridging team as it continues to grow market share in short term finance. Mehwish Mirza joins from Glenhawk, where she spent nearly two years operating as a Business Development Manager following spells with Together and Gatehouse Bank. Merza began her career with…

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Sopra Banking Software launches Freehand Connect API

10th September 2021 Asset Finance |

Banking and specialised financing software specialist, Sopra Banking Software has announced that its Sopra Financing Platform (SFP) pricing engine, Freehand is now available as Software-as-a-Service REST API.  Currently, live with a major Asset Finance lender, the SFP Freehand Connect API provides access to the same rapid and accurate pricing calculations trusted by the industry right…

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Enra launches new technology customer journey platform

7th September 2021 Business Lending |

Non-bank lender, Enra Specialist Finance has launched a new underwriting and case management system for its bridging finance product. The new platform has been built by Enra’s in-house team for its West One bridging business. The aim is to enhance the origination journey with improved data capture, automated document production and underwriting control. The new…

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Dun & Bradstreet launches first open RevTech platform

25th August 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

Business decisioning data and analytics specialist, Dun & Bradstreet has announced the launch of a new open and agnostic RevTech platform that aligns teams, data and technology to deliver relevant and engaging buyer experiences for target accounts for businesses. The product named ‘D&B Rev.Up ABX’ brings together first- and third-party data, activation capabilities and measurement, on…

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Quantuma promotes Managing Director

20th August 2021 Appointments |

Business advisory firm Quantuma has announced that it has promoted Brian Burke to Managing Director as it celebrates 45 per cent team growth in the last year. Established in 2013 by Carl Jackson, Quantuma has grown to offer a full range of advisory services from its 22 UK and international offices, including restructuring and insolvency,…

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Azets acquires Moore South’s restructuring & insolvency practice

5th August 2021 Business |

Tax and business advisory firm Azets has announced that it has acquired Moore South’s restructuring & insolvency (R&I) team. As part of the deal, current leaders of Moore South’s R&I practice, Duncan Swift and Chris Tate, will move to Azets.  The acquisition includes the team’s current clients and will enhance Azets’ restructuring and insolvency national capabilities established…

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GBG launches identity document verification solution

5th August 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

Digital identity specialist GBG  has launched RapID, an identity verification solution for small businesses. The solution has been specifically designed to help these businesses cope with the digital acceleration caused by Covid-19 and will help them improve the customer onboarding process and remain compliant. Many small businesses are still undertaking their identity verification checks manually,…

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