Entries by Stephen Kiely

StepChange comments on new insolvency data and proposals

Today, the Insolvency Service has published its annual performance data for 2020 about Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs). StepChange has long been concerned about the performance of the IVA market as a whole, given the discrepancy between the sales and failure rates of IVAs among different firms. This year’s data does nothing to alleviate the charity’s […]

Scottish FinTech Exizent announces three new big name clients

Glasgow-based legal technology firm Exizent is going from strength to strength following the confirmation that Countrywide Tax and Trust Corporation, Thursfields Solicitors and Thorntons are all digitising their probate with Exizent’s new platform. In September, Exizent raised £3.6 million in funding to transform the way the legal and financial services industry deals with bereavement by […]

The Money Stats – February 2021 – Significant Budget For Post-Pandemic Financial Recovery Plan

Ongoing falls in employment and the economy show the challenge ahead for the UK’s post-pandemic financial recovery, meaning all eyes turn to next week’s hugely significant budget, according to the February 2021 Money Statistics, produced by The Money Charity. As the UK continues to quickly move ahead with the rollout of the vaccine programme, bringing […]

The Drive to Self-Serve Dealer Finance Needs to be Competitive

Traditional face-to-face banking is shrinking as the digitisation of personal finance accelerates. People are more engaged, in control and financially informed than ever before. To compete in this digital finance landscape, dealer finance needs to be price competitive and customer controlled. MotoNovo is helping dealers to step up this undoubted trend. The business’ award-winning risk-based […]

Air Group release latest half-year ‘Temperature Check’ of Equity Release Provider service levels

Air Group, the leading later life services platform, has today announced its second half-year equity release provider ‘Temperature Check’ report focusing on a number of key service measures, as experienced by advisers. The ‘Temperature Check’, which in this iteration covers H2 2020, has been designed to give smaller advisers a collective voice in terms of […]

Simply Business Boosts Consultant Engagement and Coaching with Noble Gamification

Noble Systems, a global leader in omnichannel contact center technology solutions, is delighted that Simply Business, one of the UK’s largest business insurance providers, has chosen Noble Gamification to drive consultant engagement and ensure consistency of coaching and incentives across their different teams. Simply Business was looking for a solution that would help improve and […]

Why the Prompt Payment Code could be Anti-SME

Changes to the Prompt Payment Code were recently announced by the government in an attempt to further protect small firms from poor payment practices. A reduction of the prescribed invoice payment terms from 60 days to 30 days is intended to tackle the current culture of late payment. CEO of Optimum Finance, Anthony Persse, suggests […]

Knowledge Bank and Iress team up to provide ground-breaking integrated product and criteria search

Knowledge Bank and Iress have collaborated to provide the UK’s very first, fully-integrated product and criteria sourcing system. Through a single search, brokers will be able to find the exact lender to suit their clients’ needs from both a product and criteria perspective, saving time and effort. Knowledge Bank, the UK’s largest mortgage criteria search […]