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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Business optimism rises

The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Economic Confidence Index, which measures business leader optimism in prospects for the UK economy, rose to -17 in February 2023, up from -28 the previous month and a near-record low of -64 in November. Confidence in the UK economy is now similar to the time of the Omicron restrictions in…

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Profit warnings from UK-listed companies increased by 50% in 2022

30th January 2023 Commercial Credit Management |

The number of profit warnings issued by UK-listed companies in 2022 increased by 50% year-on-year, with record levels of warnings citing rising costs, according to EY-Parthenon’s latest Profit Warnings report. In total, 305 profit warnings were issued in 2022, an increase of 102 from 2021 when 203 warnings were issued. Half (152) of the warnings issued in…

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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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Business leaders expecting inflation to get worse

20th December 2022 Commercial Credit Management |

UK businesses expect to be hit the hardest by inflation, according to new research from Taulia. Nearly half (48%) of UK businesses expect inflation to get worse in the next 12 months, higher than businesses in Germany (42%), Singapore (35%) and the US (21%). The findings come at a time where nearly nine in 10…

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Supreme Court rules directors only owe duty to creditors on real risk of insolvency

7th October 2022 Global | #insolvency regulator

The UK’s Supreme Court has dismissed a claim calling for the law to be changed to force company directors to start taking creditors into account at the first risk of insolvency. The ruling clarifies the current legal position under which directors’ duties to creditors are triggered only when a company is either insolvent or on…

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Two thirds of European SMEs plan to implement real-time payments

More than two-thirds (68%) of European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are planning to adopt real-time payment processing in the next 12 months, according to new research by Vodeno. At present, just 10% of SMEs said they receive payments instantly, and only 11% within an hour. By comparison, 35% said it takes between two and three…

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