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KPMG predicts record year for personal insolvencies in 2009
Friday, 02 January 2009

2009 is likely to see personal insolvencies reach record levels, with more than 150,000 people entering into an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (‘IVA’), being declared bankrupt or entering into a Debt Relief Order which will be introduced in April, according to data analysed by professional services firm KPMG.

Faster Payments Service volumes reach new peak
Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Six months after go-live date nearly four million internet, phone and standing order payments processed in a single day. APACS, the UK payments association, has today (30 December 2008) provided an update on the new Faster Payments Service.  Introduced at the end of May this year, the new system processed 3,907,719 payments on its latest peak day, on 1 December 2008.

Marston Group takes great steps with communications
Friday, 19 December 2008

Communication is a vital tool for any company and Marston Group has taken proactive steps to improve its communications both internally, externally and across the industry by the appointment of Desiree Weston, the new Communications & PR Executive.

Marston Group’s Business Development moves up a gear
Friday, 19 December 2008

Alan Wood joins Marston Group as Business Development Manager from NCP Services where he recently successfully introduced civil parking enforcement in Eastbourne. With previous experience as an Enforcement Agent in the recovery of unpaid council tax, business rates and parking fines, Alan is ideally placed to work closely with local authorities to develop their recovery services across the board.

Over one million ''faster payments' made every day
Friday, 19 December 2008

On 27 May 2008, the payments industry introduced the first newpayments system for over 20 years - Faster Payments. This new service for phone, internet and standing order payments allows customers to make and receive internet and phone payments within a couple of hours, all day, every day, making 24-hour remote banking a reality, even over the Christmas holidays.

Top Collection Professionals Honoured at Collection Advisor’s Conference
Friday, 19 December 2008

Collection Advisor magazine recognized the Top 50 Collection Professional’s of the year during the Collection Advisor Tech ’08 conference in Orlando at the Readers Choice reception on Nov. 11th. This is the fourth year Collection Advisor Magazine has presented the awards.

JBW upscales data security
Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Debt management and enforcement organisation JBW Group has introduced a raft of new measures to ensure client, customer and employee data security is super-enhanced. The company has already achieved ISO 27001 - the information security management - standard - and the new measures will ensure even more robust levels of security across the board.

Law changes spell problems for commercial rent recovery
Monday, 15 December 2008

Changes in the way commercial rent arrears can be recovered could mean distressing times ahead for some landlords, a leading property litigation lawyer has warned.

The CIFAS Protective Registration Service has a new telephone number
Monday, 15 December 2008

Protective Registration – the service offered by CIFAS, the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service, to help protect those whose identity is at risk due to crime or loss of data – has new contact details.

Lewis group directors lend a hand to local community centre
Thursday, 11 December 2008

A team of 14 senior managers and directors from Cleckheaton-based The Lewis Group has been praised by a local community leader for their practical help, and support in renovating a healthy-living centre in the nearby town of Allerton near Bradford.

Consumers hardest hit by government plans to help
Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Consumers qualifying for the government’s two-year mortgage holiday will run up massive debt, leaving them financially worse off, according to a new report published by Exact mortgage experts.   The report raises the question of how customers unable to pay now, will pay off debts on their mortgage as house prices continue to slide. 

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