CCJs against consumers rise by a third

The number of County Court Judgments (CCJs) issued against consumers in England and Wales in 2021 rose by more than one third compared to 2020, according to latest figures released by the Registry Trust. The number of consumer judgments registered in 2021 was 848,124, up by 36 percent from 625,901 in 2020. The Registry Trust…

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Scottish decrees against consumers rise by 9%

The number of decrees and total amount of debt registered against Scottish consumers in 2021 rose compared to 2020, according to figures released by the Registry Trust. The number increased from 13,308 in 2020 to 14,444 in 2021, a rise of nine percent. The total value rose even more, by 19 percent, from £37 million…

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Rise in CCJs prompts call to protect financially vulnerable households

The number of County Court Judgments (CCJs) issued against consumers in England and Wales in 2021 rose by more than one third compared to 2020, according to figures released by Registry Trust. CCJs are issued to consumers in England & Wales who have not repaid a monetary debt and the creditor has taken court action.…

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Just appointed to Crown Commercial Service’s debt resolution framework

7th January 2022 Company News |

Just, the enforcement market integrator, has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Debt Resolution Services (DRS) framework to provide Enforcement Services and Managed Enforcement Services. The framework can be used by central and local government departments to contract services for the enforcement of public sector debt. CCS supports the public sector…

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Industry leaders recognised in New Years Honours list

4th January 2022 Consumer Collections |

Industry professional Amir Ali has been recognised as part of the New Year Honours List 2022. Amir Ali has been recognised with an OBE for his 11 years of services to Court Users and the Law. Ali said “I am deeply touched, humbled and ever so grateful that I get to work with some amazing…

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Personal insolvencies fall by 3.2% in November

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service have indicated that personal insolvencies in England & Wales fell by 3.2% to 9,372 in November 2021 compared to 9,678 in October 2021, and were 0.4% higher than November 2020’s figure of 9,339. There were 2,054 DROs and 630 bankruptcies in November 2021 in England & Wales. The number…

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Bristow & Sutor achieves 100% in industry audit

29th November 2021 Company News |

Enforcement specialist Bristow & Sutor has scored 100% score in a recent audit by the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA). Trade association, CIVEA represents enforcement firms across England and Wales. All members, including Bristow & Sutor, are required to follow a strict code of conduct, which exceeds statutory requirements and the National Standards. This code aims…

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Marston Holdings wins place on transport technology and associated services framework

23rd November 2021 Consumer Collections |

Enforcement solutions specialist, Marston Holdings has announced that it has won a place on Crown Commercial Service’s Transport Technology and Associated Services (TTAS) framework. The new framework runs through to 31st October 2025 and makes it easier for government and public sector organisations to procure Marston’s full range of design, build and enforce solutions that…

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Personal insolvencies fell by 3% in October 2021

Latest figures from the Insolvency Service have indicated that Personal insolvencies fell by 3.0% to 9,668 in October 2021 compared to 9,966 in September 2021, and were 19.2% lower than October 2020’s figure of 11,960. There were 601 bankruptcies were registered, which was 44% lower than October 2020 and 57% lower than October 2019. The…

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Landlord possessions increase

12th November 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #possessions

The number of landlord possession actions for all court stages have increased compared to the same quarter of last year but remains significantly reduced in comparison to the same quarter in 2019 according to the latest Ministry of Justice (MOJ) statistics. As a result of coronavirus and associated policy actions, all landlord possession actions have…

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Mortgage arrears continue to fall to near historic lows

12th November 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #arrears

Mortgage arrears continued to fall to near historic lows, with the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme remaining in place until September. according to the latest UK Finance statistics. Possessions meanwhile have slightly risen in absolute terms, off a low base, as the courts work through a backlog of cases that built up during the possessions…

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Bank repossession claims increase by 50%

11th November 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #repossessions

Homeowners hit by the pandemic are now losing their homes, evicted by banks in court hearings, a joint probe by Money Mail and The Bureau Of Investigative Journalism has found. The ban on bailiff-led evictions was extended until the end of May in England and the end of June in Wales. But the research has…

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Credit & Collections Technology Awards announces 2021 winners

5th November 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #innovation

The winners of the 2021 Credit & Collection Technology Awards have been announced following a live in-person event yesterday (Thursday 4th November) at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The awards are the flagship event for innovational technological professionals working in credit and collections and the fifth annual event honoured the UK’s technological innovators, celebrating outstanding…

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