Yolt and The Digital DRA agree open banking partnership

16th December 2021 Company News |

Open banking provider, Yolt has announced a strategic partnership with The Digital Debt Resolution Agency (The Digital DRA) to harness open banking payment and data services to improve debt resolution in the UK. Yolt’s Account Information Service (AIS) and Payment Initiation Service (PIS) provided to The Digital DRA, will go live in January 2022 and…

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Ofgem appoints EDF to take on customers of Zog Energy

6th December 2021 Consumer Collections | #energy

Ofgem has appointed EDFto take on supplying Zog Energy’s combined total of approximately 11,700 domestic customers. This follows a competitive process run by Ofgem to get the best deal possible for customers. Funds that current and former domestic customers of the suppliers have paid into their accounts will be protected, where they are in credit. Domestic customers will also be protected by the energy price cap with…

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FCA to scrap 90-day open banking rule

30th November 2021 Consumer Lending | #open banking

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking to scrap a key open banking rule requiring users to reauthenticate access to customer accounts every 90 days. The move will mean that consumers will no longer need to reauthenticate permissions with Account Servicing Payment Service Providers every 90 days if accessing account information through a third-party provider.…

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2021 Credit & Collections Technology Company Power List announced

Credit Connect has announced its annual Credit & Collections Technology company power list for 2021. The third edition of the power list is a round-up of the most prominent innovating companies within credit and collections technology. Credit Connect has identified the top 20 ‘Premier’ innovators highlighting the achievements and successes of the top-performing companies. The…

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Credit & Collections Technology Think Tank review

15th November 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #technology

Credit Connect’s hosted its inaugural Credit & Collections Technology Think Tank at the beginning of November in Manchester which saw credit and collections strategies and the impact of the pandemic discussed by sixteen professionals from a variety of industry sectors at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The themes of credit and collections risk, affordability, vulnerability…

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Credit & Collections Technology Awards announces line up

Credit Connect has confirmed the line-up for next week’s Credit & Collections Technology Awards which takes place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester next Thursday (4th November). The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts who have reviewed technological excellence in four different categories sections: creditor and lender, collections and recoveries, applied technology, and…

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Credit & Collections Technology Think Tank announces line up

25th October 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

The Credit & Collections Technology Think Tank has confirmed its agenda and speaker line-up ahead of the event in-person event at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on Thursday 4th November. The launch of the event follows on from the successful launches of the Online Collections Technology Think Tank and the Online Lending Technology Think Tank…

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Scorecard monitoring brought to life with data visualisation app

14th October 2021 Consumer Collections | #technology

Equifax has announced the launch of a new browser-based scorecard monitoring tool that is designed to transform complex scorecard monitoring into a range of accessible visualisations that shows the performance of a scorecard over time. As increasing numbers of organisations build and utilise bespoke scores to optimise decision making, there is an associated overhead to…

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Over half of credit providers planning to implement Open Banking this year

13th October 2021 Consumer Collections | #open banking

Over half (55%) of UK credit providers plan to implement Open Banking in 2021, with 93% of those businesses expecting to do so in the next 12 months, according to the latest Open Banking Research Report by credit reference agency, Equifax. With the pandemic accelerating consumer adoption of new technologies, and more digital data available…

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Flexys Solutions and First Response Finance agree partnership

Flexys Solutions has to announce First Response Finance as its fourth motor finance client. First Response, part of the Itochu group, will be migrating from their existing Tallyman platform to the Flexys Control+ debt management system as part of an ambitious digital transformation programme. Control+ will provide First Response with end-to-end collections functionality. The platform…

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Digital transformation curtailed by inadequate technology skills

8th October 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

Data management initiatives in the finance sector, such as data collection, integration, and automation, are being constrained by a severe lack of digital skills and maturity. This is the overall feeling amongst up to two-thirds of technical decision makers, surveyed for a new report from Encompass Corporation. The report, conducted via independent polling agency, Pulse,…

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SME leaders to spend £85,000 on technology in next 12 months

7th October 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

SME leaders plan to invest £85,000 on average in new digital technologies and systems over the next 12 months, indicating Covid-19 has sparked a longer-term shift to digital among UK businesses, according to new research by Nucleus Commercial Finance. Expected digital spend climbs to £125,000 among younger, more tech-savvy SME leaders (those aged 18-34), compared…

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Chair of Open Banking resigns

4th October 2021 Appointments |

The Chair of the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), the body set up to deliver open banking in the UK, has resigned as an investigation found that the agency allowed’“a culture of bullying and intimidation to prevail.” The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says Imran Gulamhuseinwala tendered his resignation as trustee and chair as part…

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