Debt Judgments against Northern Irish consumers rise

20th October 2021 Consumer Collections |

The number of debt judgments registered against Northern Ireland consumers in Q3 2021 was 755, a rise of 24 percent from the 608 in the same period last year, according to figures released today (14.10.2021) by Registry Trust. But, it is worth noting that numbers are still well below the highs seen before Covid struck.…

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Registered debt by Scottish consumers rises

20th October 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

The number of decrees and the total amount of debt registered against Scottish consumers saw large rises in Q3 2021 compared to the same period last year, according to latest quarterly figures by Registry Trust. The number rose from 2,805 to 3,487 in Q3 2021, a rise of nearly one quarter from Q3 2020. The…

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Judgments against Irish consumers see large rises

20th October 2021 Consumer Collections |

The number and total value of judgments registered against Irish consumers saw large rises in Q3 2021 compared to the same quarter last year, figures released by registrar Irish Judgments show. The number of judgments registered against Irish consumers in Q3 2021 was 233, an increase of 85 percent on the 126 seen in the…

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Personal insolvencies rise by 9.2%

18th October 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service have indicated that person insolvencies increased by 9.2% to  9,954 in September 2021 compared to August’s figure of 9,118, and were 33.2% higher than September 2020’s figure of 7,471. There were  614 bankruptcies were registered, which was 42% lower than September 2020 and 55% lower than September 2019. Numbers…

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HCEOA welcomes VAT on fees clarity from Ministry of Justice

18th October 2021 Consumer Collections | #enforcement

The High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA) has welcomed this week’s publication of a new Ministry of Justice guidance document entitled VAT on High Court Enforcement Officer Fees. The Ministry of Justice has released the new official guidance, which clarifies how VAT on High Court enforcement fees should be treated, following a range of discussions…

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Universal Credit cut will worsen rent arrears crisis

7th October 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

The Universal Credit cut will worsen rent arrears crisis according to the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) The NRLA says that with the  Government pressing ahead with a planned cut to Universal Credit of £20 per week, the level of welfare support which had been increased in light of the impact of the pandemic on…

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Collections technology strategies discussed at latest Think Tank

23rd September 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

Credit Connect’s hosted its third Online Collections Technology Think Tank 2.1 last week which saw the discussions focused upon collections strategy as we prepare to start to feel the impact of the pandemic and Brexit. Fourteen collections professionals from a variety of industry sectors joined the discussion on business transformation, customer engagement, affordability, vulnerability and…

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Rental arrear woes easing for landlords

20th September 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

Research by the nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment, has revealed that the tide of pandemic rental arrears woes that have impacted one in five landlords could be starting to turn, as the majority are now seeing a reduction in the level of late rental income owed to them. The survey of nearly 4,000 UK…

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Northern Irish personal and business insolvencies increase

20th September 2021 Consumer Collections |

Latest statistics from the Insolvency Service have shown that Northern Irish personal and business insolvencies numbers increased in August when compared to 2020’s figures. In August 2021 there were 148 personal insolvencies in Northern Ireland, 38% higher than August 2020 but 28% lower than August 2019. This consisted of 127 IVAs, 15 DROs and six…

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Credit & Collections Technology Think Tank to launch in November

14th September 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

A new Credit & Technology Think Tank has been launched by Credit Connect Media. The event will examine credit and collections technology strategies to increase effectiveness and efficiency as we emerge from the worst impact of the pandemic. The inaugural Credit & Collections Technology Think Tank powered by Credit Connect will take place on Thursday…

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Marston launches new parking enforcement service

1st September 2021 Company News |

Marston Holdings has introduced a new notice processing and enforcement service that will help councils to effectively enforce contraventions committed by foreign registered vehicles (FRVs) on British roads.  The company says that these vehicles are more likely to contravene traffic and parking regulations than drivers of UK registered vehicles as well as being less likely to…

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Court users call for greater freedom of choice after huge County Court delays

31st August 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

A new survey of court users by the High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA), has found that almost 99% support greater freedom of choice – enabling them to use a High Court enforcement route – when recovering outstanding debts. The call from court users comes following significant delays in the County Court system. The vast…

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Government launches debt management vulnerability toolkit

25th August 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

The Government Debt Management Function has launched a Vulnerability Toolkit which ensures ‘vulnerable’ citizens who are in debt to the public sector are handled with compassion and support by frontline staff. The new guidance will be accessible to government departments and public bodies, enabling them to identify and assist people whose physical or mental health…

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