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Cifas comment response to National Audit Office report
Friday, 30 June 2017
Following on from the release of the report this morning if you are writing about this, Deputy Chief Executive Mike Haley has issued the following comment:   “We welcome the report findings from the National Audit Office and a number of its recommendations. In particular, we would welcome the expansion of the membership of the Joint Fraud Taskforce to include other stakeholders, such as the retail and digital sectors, improving the collection and reporting of fraud, and examining sentencing guidelines for fraud, which are all proposals that Cifas has called for previously. “
Tikehau Capital acquires and expands its financing solutions for smaller businesses
Friday, 30 June 2017
Tikehau Capital today announced it has completed the acquisition of, the French specialist in crowdlending1 for small businesses financing, for an amount of €12 million. Incubated since March 2015 by Truffle Capital and under the leadership of Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, its chairman since November 2015, has rapidly established itself as an essential player in the small and mid-sized companies (SMEs) alternative financing market.
COMMENT: European Card Fraud for 19 Countries Hit Record €1.8 Billion
Friday, 30 June 2017
A new report, issued today by FICO, revealed that European card fraud losses hit a record €1.8bn in 2016, and the UK had the highest card fraud losses in the region, hitting a new peak at £618m. The previous peak in the UK was set in 2008, before the introduction of chip and PIN.  
Is the party almost over?
Friday, 30 June 2017
The Bank of England, the UK's central bank, has given the strongest indication yet it’s about to interrupt the consumer debt fuelled party that has been warming up across the UK for the last 18 months and may soon, like a disapproving parent, be sending credit card companies and other financial institutions home.  
Aon Benfield cycle ride raises more than £60,000
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Cyclists on a ride organised by Action Medical Research for Aon Benfield are on track to raise more than £60,000 for the children’s charity.
European Card Fraud for 19 Countries Hit Record €1.8B in 2016
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Analytic software firm FICO today released an interactive map of European card fraud, which shows that card fraud losses for 19 European countries hit approximately €1.8 billion, a new high. The UK saw the highest losses at £618 million, a 9 percent rise over 2015, topping the previous peak in card fraud, set in 2008 after the introduction of chip and PIN.
Thursday, 29 June 2017
The FCA’s ongoing Mortgage Competition Review is likely to cover off lenders’ relationships with networks and some other key areas such as free legal offers for remortgage clients, according to a panel of experts.  
'Devil will be in the detail' on tightening of affordability rules
Thursday, 29 June 2017
The ‘devil will be in the detail’ when it comes to the Bank of England’s recently announced tightening of mortgage affordability rules for lenders, which were announced earlier this week.  
Open GI extends fraud solution with Equifax Business Insights
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Open GI, has today announced a new partnership with consumer and business insights expert, Equifax. The deal will equip brokers with a new dedicated business insight service for SMEs and larger commercial organisations.
VAS launches valuation panel software to assist lender
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Valuation Audit Services (VAS) has launched a new service, VAS Software.  Its intelligent, cloud based technology will provide lenders with the ability to manage their existing valuation panel or create a new one with assistance from VAS.
Disruptive big data company Quantexa furthers global expansion
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Quantexa, the disruptive big data and analytics company backed by HSBC and Albion Ventures, has furthered its international expansion by opening a new office in Sydney, Australia. This builds upon their accelerated growth this year, which has seen the opening of their Brussels office in April and the doubling in size of their Global Headquarters in London.
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