Business insolvencies predicted to increase 30% by 2025

23rd October 2023 Business | #business insolvencies

Allianz Trade has predicted that business insolvencies in the UK are set to increase in next few years. The report anticipates that business insolvencies in the UK will hover around 30% above pre-pandemic levels by 2025, with notable peaks expected in 2024 (29,850 cases i.e. +5%) and 2025 (28,400 cases i.e. -5%). The rise is…

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Global business failures predicted to increase next year

16th October 2023 Global |

Debt-laden companies across Europe, Middle East and Africa are facing a $500bn refinancing scramble in the first half of 2024. This challenge could lead to the demise of many zombie businesses, despite the expected peak in interest rates offering some relief. The value of company loans and bonds maturing during this six-month period is higher…

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Bluestone Group sells Irish Motor Finance operations to Close Brothers

Bluestone Group has announced that it has agreed terms for the sale of its Irish motor finance operations, Bluestone Motor Finance Ireland (BMFI) to Close Brothers Limited. BMFI was established as a lending platform in 2014, after a period of several years managing acquired portfolios of assets in the Republic of Ireland. After its launch,…

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HSBC and Nova Credit agree international credit history partnership

18th September 2023 Consumer Lending | #international credit

HSBC and Nova Credit have agreed on a new partnership which will enable newcomers to the UK to leverage their international credit history instantly and free of charge when applying for a credit card. New and existing customers applying for an HSBC UK credit card online can choose to share their credit history from a growing list…

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SMEs think global conditions are worse than during the pandemic

8th September 2023 Commercial Credit Management |

New research from Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has found that small and medium sized (SME) manufacturing businesses across the globe are being significantly impacted by current economic conditions. Four in ten (40%) manufacturers surveyed across nine key international markets agree that global business conditions are worse now than during the pandemic, and over a quarter…

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Intrum and Aryza agree dutch partnership

25th July 2023 Company News |

European credit management service provider, Intrum has announced a partnership with Aryza Group to leverage its software solution in the Netherlands. The credit management specialist has implemented Aryza Control software which will enable Intrum to distinguish between individuals who are genuinely unable to pay and those who are unwilling to fulfil their obligations, enabling them…

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UK predicted set to be among worst performing economies

The UK is set to be one of the world’s worst-performing major economies this year, according to a forecast from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The report says the UK economy’s performance in 2023 will be the worst among the G7, predicting that the economy will shrink by 0.3% in 2023 and then grow by…

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Prolonged increase in UK insolvencies predicted for the next two years

11th April 2023 Business | #business insolvencies

Global insolvencies are set to surge by 21% in 2023 and 4% in 2024, while insolvencies in the UK are expected to increase by 16% and 9% in the same period as businesses are tested by weak demand, prolonged pressure on profitability, weaker cash buffers and tighter-for-longer financial conditions, according to latest analysis by Allianz Trade.…

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Energy price increases remain top threat to businesses

New research by Dun & Bradstreet has found that almost half (43%) of global business leaders see energy price increases as their biggest challenge this year, despite Western countries’ best efforts to impose energy spend caps over the winter months and control inflation. Dun & Bradstreet which surveyed 3,396 business leaders across 18 countries revealed…

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Intrum appoints new President and CEO

20th January 2023 Company News |

The board of Directors of Intrum AB has appointed Andrés Rubio President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Intrum. Rubio has a background from several management positions (including Cerberus, Apollo Management International and Altamira Asset Management) and was elected Board member of Intrum in 2019. Magnus Lindquist, Chairman of the Board of Intrum said “I…

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Nova Credit authorised to become UK’s first cross-border credit reference provider

Nova Credit has announced it has received Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation permissions in order to provide credit references to operate in the UK. US founded Nova Credit, is a consumer-permissioned credit bureau which it says is on a mission to accelerate financial inclusion for immigrants globally. Nova Credit’s technology unlocks access to over 2…

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Warning of global recession as World Bank downgrades forecast

The World Bank has warned that the global economy is perilously close to falling into recession, pointing to higher inflation and interest rates among the factors that could hit growth. The World Bank expects the world economy to grow by 1.7% this year, this down from the 3% it predicted in June.  Growth of 1.7%…

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UK economy predicted to experience deepest recession amongst large economies

The UK economy is forecast to fall into a recession in 2023, driven by tighter financing conditions, further increases in energy bills and weak consumer confidence, before finding a weak recovery in 2024, according to Allianz Trade.  It is predicted that in 2023, the UK economy will shrink by -0.9%, compared to just -0.3% for…

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