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Law firm DWF wins Anglian Water debt recovery services work
Friday, 20 March 2009

Anglian Water, one of the leading providers of water and waste water services in the UK, has appointed law firm DWF to provide debt recovery services.

Opportunities shine amid the gloom in UK Debt Collection Agencies industry
Thursday, 19 March 2009

On the face of it, news in the UK Debt Collection Agencies industry is grim: with a record number of companies losing money, and overall business values plummeting to the extent that almost half are now worth less than half their value of 12 months ago, it’s difficult to find much good news. 

Government 10 day payment pledge to SMEs not being met
Thursday, 19 March 2009

New research from commercial credit reference agency Graydon UK, reveals today that last autumn’s Government pledge to ease the cashflow problems faced by small firms through the payment by Government departments of trade invoices in 10 rather than the usual 30 days, is taking longer than expected to take effect. 

2008 fraud figures announced by APACS
Thursday, 19 March 2009

Fraud loss figures released today (19 March 2009) by APACS, the UK payments association, show that card fraud losses totalled £609.9m in 2008. The two main areas of fraud were on transactions not protected by chip and PIN: specifically internet, phone and mail order fraud; and fraud abroad - committed by criminals using stolen UK card details in countries yet to upgrade to chip and PIN - which has nearly doubled in two years. 

‘Backbone’ in place as Manchester growth continues
Thursday, 19 March 2009

Shoosmiths is to make three significant new appointments at its recently-opened Manchester office. Paul McDowell, Peter Hamer and Nigel Burrows complete the ‘backbone’ of the national law firm’s mortgage shortfall recoveries operation, as its North West operation continues to expand.

Tighter regulations for bailiffs announced
Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Plans for a new code regulating the activities of bailiffs were announced by Justice Minister Bridget Prentice today. To provide clarity for debtors and certainty for creditors, the following measures will be implemented in advance of full independent regulation:

Strategic Partnership To Bring Mobile Payments To Millions
Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Orange and Barclaycard today announced a long term strategic partnership to develop a range of mobile, financial and payment services that will change the way we pay.

TouchStar Call Centre Software Expand Customer Support Operation
Tuesday, 17 March 2009

TouchStar CCS, a supplier of call centre software has today announced the expansion of their customer support operation. The Manchester based company has rapidly expanded over the past three years and are moving to new premises at The Works Business Centre in the Ardwick area of the city.

Improving performance & reducing cost in collections activity
Monday, 16 March 2009

It is already well-documented that consumers are feeling the financial squeeze with redundancies, loss of income and a huge reduction in the availability of credit. 

The Group enable payments by Mobile Phone Recycling
Monday, 16 March 2009

In an industry first, the Group have partnered with leading mobile phone recycler, ShP Limited, to offer debtors the ability to credit their accounts by recycling their unwanted mobile phones.

Long Distance, Low Carbon selling – the Linetime way!!
Friday, 13 March 2009

The Kelvin Chia Partnership, one of the Far East’s leading commercial law firms, has selected Liberate debt recovery and case management systems from Linetime Limited. The firm is highly-regarded throughout the region and offers a wide range of services to corporate clients via a network of nine offices.

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