Chris Leslie, Chief Executive of the Credit Services Association (CSA), the UK trade body for debt collection and debt purchase, has been elected to the board of the Federation of European National Collections Association (FENCA) today at the Associations Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Berlin.
FENCA represents the interests of the European credit management, debt collection and debt purchase sector on the European level, coordinating the exchange with the institutions of the European Union, stakeholders in the European financial services industry, consumer groups and the European public.
Commenting on his election, Leslie said “Just as consumers, businesses and financial services transcend national borders, so too do the policy issues facing the collections and debt purchase sector. Which is why I am very pleased to have been elected to serve as a Board Director on FENCA where I can continue to bring a UK voice to the wider European table.”
“While there are big initiatives affecting Non-Performing Loans (NPLs), and consumer credit is under discussion in Europe, there is also a need to monitor and interpret new regulatory change that can affect UK firms. Despite Britain’s departure from the EU it is important that UK perspectives are still in the mix.”
“I’d like to thank our Head of Policy at the CSA, Henry Aitchison, for fulfilling this role with FENCA until this recent AGM and hope to take the baton forward in the same spirit.”