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|FCA grants Debt Managers full authorisation|
|Thursday, 18 February 2016|
Debt Managers has strengthened its senior management team as it looks to take advantage of favourable market conditions, having become one of the first debt collections agencies to be granted full authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The Rotherham-based business, which offers debt recovery services to a number of blue-chip clients, has made a series of senior appointments as it gears up for growth.
Robert Matthews joins as Commercial Director from Credlink Account Recovery Solutions. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, he has held previous positions at CapQuest, Apex Credit Management and Direct Legal and Collections.
Taking on the role of Finance Director is James Perkin, a Chartered Accountant, who qualified at Baker Tilly before going on to work for a number of leading debt collection agencies and debt purchasers.
Lisa Danks has been appointed as Collections Manager from Bluestone Credit Management and brings with her 15 years’ debt collection experience.
Debt Managers is part of AIM-listed Secure Trust Bank and is the only UK debt collection agency owned by a bank. It offers a full range of collections services from early arrears through the complete collections cycle including both field and litigation. It has a strong presence in a number of sectors with major clients in financial services, motor, retail, telecoms and public sector organisations.
Nick Shepherd, CEO at Debt Managers, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the new team members on board as we continue to grow the business. These appointments will ensure the business achieves our ambitious growth plans over the next 12 months and beyond by delivering the right outcomes for customers. Robert, James and Lisa each have significant experience of the collections industry and are excellent additions to our senior team.
“We are pleased to have received confirmation of our full FCA authorisation. Strong risk and compliance together with a robust governance structure are pre-requisites to operate in our industry. Our ownership by Secure Trust Bank gives us a compliance and risk infrastructure we would not be able to support as an independent business. At the same time we are able to deliver bespoke services and exceptional results to our clients whilst ensuring the customer is at the heart of everything we do.”
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