Entries by Stephen Kiely

HMRC property transactions figures – “Strong activity continuing into New Year” – comment

Commenting on today’s HMRC property transactions figures, Neil Knight, business development director at Spicerhaart Part-Exchange and Assisted Move, said: “Today’s figures show the strong activity in December continuing into January, with residential transactions up more than 5% on the previous year. “Last month’s statistics were the first sign that the market had turned a corner […]

Dormant Asset Scheme Expansion

“There is greater public interest in corporate social responsibility now than ever before, particularly since the 2007 financial crisis. “The expansion of the Dormant Asset Scheme in the securities sector encourages companies to reunite more shareholders with outstanding assets, whether that’s their shares or dividends. Where this is not possible, the scheme will use those […]

Duff & Phelps safeguards the largest home-to-school service provider in the UK with property sale

Matthew Ingram and Tyrone Courtman, both of Duff & Phelps Ltd., Joint Administrators of Accessible Transport Group Limited, have successfully sold the former Accessible Transport Group premises in Aston, to West Midlands Accessible Transport, a subsidiary of National Express. The sale of the freehold property to West Midlands Accessible Transport adds further certainty to the […]

50% of workers still don’t trust the cloud with sensitive information

Half of UK workers say they wouldn’t store sensitive personal and commercial information in the cloud because of their concerns over security, according to a new report. Cloud security remains by far the biggest concern for businesses according to the Risky business – analysing the state of UK business processes survey commissioned by automated accounts […]

Bison Bank counts on ndgit PSD2 Ready software to support Open Banking strategy

Bison Bank in Lisbon has chosen PSD2 Ready software from ndgit, the first provider of dedicated API platforms for banks and insurance companies, to empower its Open Banking platform. ndgit will also provide local technical expertise to accelerate integration of its industry proven, standardised PSD2 solution, helping Bison Bank to fulfil the central functions required […]

MCI Club offers free Digital Mortgage Broker

The MCI Club has today launched a new digital mortgage broker platform. Aimed at traditional brokers, it will be free to use for all existing members of the MCI Mortgage Club as well as new registrants, going forwards it will form an integral part of the Club’s proposition. Using the same platform used by the […]

Comment: UK’s cash system could collapse within a decade

Following the news this morning that campaigners have called for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to save banknotes and coins, saying without urgent new laws the cash system could collapse within a decade. Udo Mueller, CEO of global payments specialists Paysafe, said: “Despite many consumers adopting alternative form of payments, from contactless cards, to mobile wallets such […]

VAT on High Court Enforcement Fees

Discussions continue between the High Court Enforcement Officers Association & the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to produce definitive guidance on the application of VAT on High Court Enforcement fees. Since our last Press Release in November 2019, there have been 2 detailed meetings and replies to a 2 further Parliamentary Written Questions, which can be […]

Early intervention will further support those with “persistent debt”

StepChange Debt Charity has today confirmed that it is entering into an exciting new partnership with fintech innovator OpenWrks to bring the opportunities offered by Open Banking into its services. StepChange’s new Money Coaching tool, which will be made available to clients accessing support with their persistent credit card debt, will utilise OpenWrks’ sector-leading Open […]