Irish debt judgments against consumers fall by 2%

20th January 2022 Credit and Collections | #ireland

The number of judgments registered against Irish consumers saw a small fall in 2021 compared to 2020, figures released by registrar Irish Judgments show. The number of judgments registered against Irish consumers in 2021 was 912, a fall of two percent on the 930 seen in 2020. However, the total value of consumer judgments registered…

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Consumers expect to take on additional debt over Christmas period

20th December 2021 Arrears and Recoveries | #debt

One in four consumers expects to take on additional debt at Christmas, according to Intrum’s annual consumer report conducted in 24 European countries. Although households with families are more likely to take on debt to pay for food and presents than the average consumer, the age group being most likely to do so is Generation…

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Western Europe’s overdue payments amount to 53% of total value of invoices

New research by credit insurer, Atradius has highlighted increasing insolvency risks in customer markets within Western Europe. The report has indicated that for Western Europe as a whole, overdue payments amounted to 53% of the total value of invoices, an increase on last year’s 47%. The percentage of write-offs increased from 7% to 10% of…

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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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KBC Bank Ireland confirms debt sale to Bank of Ireland

25th October 2021 Consumer Collections |

KBC Bank Ireland has confirmed the sale of all of its performing loan assets and liabilities to Bank of Ireland Group. Bank of Ireland has agreed to buy practically all of KBC’s performing assets after the Belgian financial group confirmed it would leave the Irish market. KBC Bank Ireland had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding…

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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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Judgments against Irish businesses rise significantly

The number and total value of judgments registered against  Irish businesses rose significantly in the last quarter according to new analysis by The registrar Irish Judgments. The number of judgments registered was up by three quarters, from 78 in Q3 2020 to 137 in Q3 2021. The total value owed in Q3 2021 was €3.7…

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UK business failures predicted to increase by 32% by end of the year

The UK is set for a significant rise in business failures as firms readjust to life without government Covid-19 pandemic support measures, according to trade credit insurance firm, Euler Hermes. The underwriter forecasts that, compared to pre-Covid levels, UK insolvencies could increase by a total of +32% by the end of 2022, with more than…

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Global CEO confidence returns to pre-pandemic levels

2nd September 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

A KPMG poll of 1,325 business leaders in the world’s largest economies, has found increasing confidence in the global economy is set to spark an acquisition spree. The survey saw 87% of respondents say they were looking to do deals to help boost and transform their businesses within the next three years, with mergers and…

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Irish Regulator appoints new Director of Consumer Protection

26th August 2021 Appointments |

Irish Regulator, the Central Bank has announced the appointment of Colm Kincaid as the new Director of Consumer Protection. Kincaid replaces Grainne McEvoy who will leave the Central Bank in January 2022 to take up an opportunity in the private sector. Announcing the appointment, Director General, Derville Rowland said “I am delighted to announce Colm…

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Third of mid-sized firms will restructure to cope with post-Brexit trading

25th August 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

New figures from BDO show almost  32% of mid-sized businesses think they will need to substantially alter their business model to remain viable amid the new post-Brexit arrangements between London and Brussels. The survey of 500 firms showed 36% are prioritising adapting their company to align with the new trading arrangements. This compares with one…

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Global economy predicted to grow 6.2% in 2021

23rd August 2021 Commercial Credit Management |

With vaccination campaigns ongoing, trade credit insurer Atradius has predicted that the global economy will grow by 6.2% and is recovering fully from the major economic downturn in 2020 caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Atradius new Economic Outlook forecasts a 2021 growth rate of 6.2%, higher than was expected six months ago. As most economies…

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Debt judgments against Irish consumers rise

29th July 2021 Arrears and Recoveries |

The number and total value of judgments registered against Irish consumers saw very large percentage rises in the second quarter of 2021 (Q2 2021) compared to the same quarter last year, figures released by registrar Irish Judgments show. The number of judgments registered against Irish consumers in Q2 2021 was 307, an increase of 358…

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