WHITE PAPER: European Consumer Payment Report

The European Consumer Payment Report is an annual European-wide survey of more than 24,000 consumers carried out by European credit management specialist Intrum.

Economic upheaval is putting a disproportionate strain on young adults and parents in the UK, with 36% experiencing an income drop as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. 10% say their income has since gone back up to pre-crisis levels, a further 22% believe their income may soon decrease.

Read more details and in-depth analysis in the report.

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WHITE PAPER: Debt collection to debt resolution

Moving to a “customer first” credit and collections post COVID 19.

It is clear that as we move forward post COVID-19, the credit and collections industry is going to have to adjust to reflect a changing world. With customer experience now of equal importance as product and price, and with the explosion of social media providing consumers with both the voice to highlight issues and forums to research experiences, a positive outcome in every place a business’ touches its customers is becoming ever more critical.

So how do businesses strike the balance between the needs of both customer and company and deliver a collections strategy which is simultaneously sympathetic and effective in this post Covid-19 world?

Outlined in this white paper are 5 steps to enable an in-house or outsourced credit and collections team move to a more customer-centric focused strategy that will be relevant and effective in this post COVID-19 world of debt recovery.

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Is Open Banking the answer to collections and does it offer a real solution in collections?

  • Presented by: Colin White, Credit Connect, Founding Director
  • Chaired by: Vanessa Northam, StepChange, Head of Strategic Relationships
  • Panel Speakers: Owen Edwards, JN Bank, Head of Collections
  • Matt Whale, Hoist Finance, Digital Performance Manager

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Assessing affordability. Identifying vulnerable customers, does technology have a role to play?

  • Presented by: Colin White, Credit Connect, Founding Director
  • Chaired by: Vanessa Northam, StepChange, Head of Strategic Relationships
  • Panel Speakers: Erik Porter, Financial Conduct Authority – Member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel and CEO of Cheddr
  • Charlotte Acutt, Southwark Council,  Head of Income Operations
  • Lietta Pennucci, Intrum, Senior Operations Manager

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ONLINE COLLECTIONS TECHNOLOGY THINK TANK DISCUSSION: Customer Engagement in the digital generation

How can companies maintain values using technology and not lose the human touch?

  • Presented by: Colin White, Credit Connect, Founding Director
  • Chaired by: Vanessa Northam, StepChange, Head of Strategic Relationships
  • Panel Speakers: Jonathan Booker, Snap Finance, Head of Field Collections
  • Richard Sharp, Oplo, MD Consumer Division
  • Mark Oppermann, Webio, Sales & Marketing Director

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ONLINE COLLECTIONS TECHNOLOGY THINK TANK DISCUSSION: Collections futures – Business Digital Transformation

What will be the impact of business transformation upon a business? How important is business transformation flexibility? The current collections technology landscape, how the wider society is impacting collections. What’s on the horizon and shaping the future of collections.

  • Presented by: Colin White, Credit Connect, Founding Director
  • Chaired by: Vanessa Northam, StepChange, Head of Strategic Relationships
  • Panel Speakers: Tim Anson, CRS (Credit Resource Solutions), Managing Director
  • Mark Porter, MotoNovo Finance, Head of Collections
  • Sally Nolan, Marston, Director of Business Development

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CONNECTED NEWS DISCUSSION: Accelerating the adoption of  digital collections

The first edition of Connected News, Credit Connect talked to Gareth Bailey from DebtStream and Matt Whale from Hoist Finance and examining how COVID has accelerated the adoption of digital in collections and asking what will collections operations of the future look like?

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1.1 – August 2020

REPORT: How to ease pressure on collections

For collections teams, the coronavirus outbreak has created a paradox. How to deal simultaneously with escalating volumes, changing FCA guidelines and high customer expectations – all while experiencing significant frontline staff shortages. It’s undoubtedly a mammoth task. So where should you begin?

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REPORT: European Consumer Payment Report 2020

Intrum’s European Consumer Payment report – Consumers in crisis looks at how Covid-19 is affecting consumer finances in the UK.

The report examines how the Covid-19 crisis will have a lasting impact on UK consumers’ ability to manage their household finances.

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WEBINAR: Accelerate effective collections with digital transformation

Credit Connect’s first webinar of 2020  saw the theme of business transformation within collections discussed at an event hosted by Credit Connect in association with Lightico.

Collections professionals from banks, motor finance, utility firms, debt collection agencies, fintechs and credit managers were amongst the viewers.

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FEATURE: Why Credit Managers can’t afford to ignore AI and ML

The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA) and machine learning (ML) is increasing across the finance sector. This is being driven not only by a growing number of use cases but also the significant benefits these technologies offer, for instance, PwC has found that 54% of executives say AI tools have boosted productivity. Yet, despite AI and ML being widely used across many areas of the finance sector and the great potential these technologies offer, their adoption within credit management has been much slower, but why?

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REPORT: Business Payments Barometer 2019

The 2019 Business Payments Barometer analyses the latest trends and most burning payment initiatives set to impact organisations of all sizes. Now in its fourth year this annual index surveys over 400 financial decision makers across Great Britain.

The report provides insight into the areas of most concern to financial decision makers, and highlights the challenges that organisations have on the agenda. The 2019 research highlights the lack of understanding around new payment initiatives and the escalating impact of payment fraud on businesses.

Read the 2019 Payments Barometer to uncover:

  • Are real-time business payments set to soar?
  • Are companies being hit harder, losing more & recovering less when it comes to fraud?
  • Do businesses understand the impact of the changing payments landscape?
  • Whose responsibility is sanctions-checking anyway?

Key highlights over the last three years include:

  • The impact Brexit has had as a driver of change
  • Small to medium businesses claiming slow payer ethic as their greatest payment challenge
  • Over half of business revenue was negatively impacted by financial fraud

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FEATURE: Innovations to enhance Lending decisioning

The current lending market has seen the emergence of software developments that help to streamline processes for loan origination and credit assessment.

Increasingly, shifting consumer expectations and technology-led changes in the industry have taken financial institutions to be increasingly aware of the need to update their practices and make way for innovation, that can help to streamline the journey and enhance customer experience.

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REPORT: AI for Risk Management

What is the future of AI in the Risk sector? AI has the potential to revolutionise risk management. So how can lenders overcome the barriers to adoption and implement controllable, explainable AI technologies? Find out more in this report.

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