Crisis on our High Street

Dr Gordon Fletcher, retail expert at the University of Salford Business School, comments on todays’ PwC report which found that 14 shops a day have closed on...

Atradius publishes new Central and Eastern Europe country report

Businesses trading in Central and Eastern Europe can access key economic and trading insights with a new report from trade credit insurer Atradius. As part of...

Pilling: Universal credit could be to blame for 3% rise in landlords in significant arrears

Mark Pilling, managing director at Spicerhaart Corporate Sales, who deal with arrears and repossessions on behalf of lenders, says “The latest arrears and...

Young people most likely to be victims of online fraud

Despite the common assumption that the younger generation is more tech-literate, three in 10 (31%) 16-24-year olds have been a victim of online shopping fraud,...

Experian to offer a new trended data ‘multi-dimensional view’ of UK consumer finances with the launch of Credit 3D

Experian is launching a new range of services to help lenders evolve their approach to making consumer credit decisions, so businesses can make more informed...

The National Crime Agency reveals serious and organised crime is costing UK economy £37bn a year – response

Following the latest report from the National Crime Agency, which revealed that serious and organised crime in the UK is costing the economy £37bn a year,...

Commenting on Sterling rallying following encouraging news of a potential Brexit deal

Commenting on how Sterling is rallying following encouraging news of a potential Brexit deal, Andy Scott, Associate Director at JCRA, the independent financial...

Comment: Is the Eurozone economy losing momentum?

Commenting on whether the Eurozone is economy is losing momentum following the release of the euro area and EU28’s Q3 2018 GDP figures, Andy Scott, Associate...

Equifax and consents.online launch first real time Open Banking ID verification solution

Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, announces the latest development in its partnership with consents.online, integrating Equifax Bank Account...

Creditworthiness Assessment Bill delayed – comments

Rhona Parry, vice president, external affairs, EU at Equifax said: “The delay in passing the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill means a barrier remains in...

Head of Fintech for Saxo Bank joins the Malta Digital Exchange board of directors

Malta Digital Exchange has appointed Saxo Bank’s Chris Truce as the new non-executive director of MDX’s board of directors. Chris Truce has over 15...

Shield FC Meeting the Demand of Financial Institutions in Germany

Shield FC Financial Compliance (Shield FC), today revealed that it is experiencing unprecedented demand from financial institutions in Germany, with large...

Brexit uncertainty is still affecting the mortgage market while The Budget may also have an impact

John Phillips, group operations director at Just Mortgages and Spicerhaart says today’s UK Finance figures show that Brexit uncertainty is still affecting...

Rental payments recognised in credit reports for the first time

Rental payment information now appears on the Experian credit reports of more than 1.2 million tenants from across the UK. Tenants can see their rental...

FICO Named a Leader in Digital Decisioning Platforms by Independent Research Firm

FICO was named a leader by Forrester Research in its report, The Forrester New Wave™: Digital Decisioning Platforms, Q4 2018. To deliver highly...

Don’t be weak in spotting vulnerability

The outcome of the latest FCA consultation into high-cost credit is expected to strengthen protection for vulnerable consumers. Martin Kisby, Head of...

TransUnion: Head of fraud comment on ONS crime stats

Commenting on today’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) crime in England and Wales statistical bulletin, Josh Gunnell, Head of Fraud & ID Pre-Sales at...

BFS announces plans to launch on-demand insurance business

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) is to launch a new on-demand insurance business for SMEs in Q1 2019. Coverly is a flexible, pay-as-you go service enabling...

New figures suggest Brexit is a “catalyst” rather than barrier to business growth

Figures released today appear to contradict the widely held belief that Brexit will cause mass job losses in the UK, with the number of recruitment agencies...

Hope Capital launches new Fixed Fee Loan

Hope Capital has become the first bridging lender to offer a fixed fee loan. The fixed fee loan is available up to 75% LTV and for a term of between one month...

Ubiquitous threats trigger cybersecurity industry growth, technology

Among the latest of several new threats targeting proprietary information is a brand new FakeSpy campaign aimed at Android users. “In addition to this...

How safe are your property portfolios?

As the numbers of mortgage arrears cases and Buy to Let loans, requiring the appointment of an LPA Receiver, continue to fall, many mortgage lenders have taken...

Banks can white-label BCrest and use it to offer new solutions to their corporate clients for enhancing and digitizing their financial processes.

Serrala, the globally leading provider of a comprehensive financial technology portfolio for companies and banks, announces the release of BCrest, the new B2B...

Eliminate awkward finance conversations with a text

Gamers will be the first in the UK to be able to send a text message so they can skip the awkward conversation about buying products on finance. Around 20...

UK businesses shun slowdown with growth in sales and fall in company failures, Creditsafe Watchdog Report finds

Sales across UK business rose by 1.5% in the last three months, the equivalent of £99.8bn, according to the latest figures from the Creditsafe Watchdog...

Arum rebrands in its 20th anniversary year following launch of updated services

2018 marks a special year for Arum: its 20th year helping clients succeed smarter and achieve their visions faster. Over the past two decades, Arum has been...

Alternative Finance Set to Benefit From Brexit As Uncertainty Surrounds UK’s Banking Sector

With the United Kingdom poised to leave the European Union on March 29 2019, its finance industry is surrounded by uncertainty. European financial experts are...

International mobile compliance now available with Re:Call from TeleWare

Communications technology business, TeleWare, has extended the capabilities of its newest compliant call recording app, Re:Call, by providing compliance...

Half of Brits incorrectly believe they are protected by their bank from authorised transfer fraud

Nearly half (48%) of people in the UK incorrectly believe they are protected by their bank from authorised transfer fraud, according to the Shieldpay Fraud...

Fleet Mortgages launch fixed-fee BTL mortgage range

Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today (9th October 2018) launched a series of fixed-fee mortgages to complement its existing product...

UK post-crisis low in penalty amounts against individuals buck global trend in 2017

In an attempt to improve conduct, global financial regulators have switched their focus from imposing large fines against firms, to making individuals more...

Calling All Analytic Heroes: FICO Decisions Awards 2018 Now Open

Companies that are achieving outstanding results using analytics and decision management solutions from FICO are invited to submit nominations for the 2018...

Leading Belarus bank taps FICO technology to fight financial crime

Belgazprombank, a leading lender in Belarus, has implemented a system from FICO that screens financial transactions and customers in order to prevent financial...

£500 million in fraudulent transactions catalyst for banks to revamp fraud strategies

More than £500m was stolen from customers of British banks in the first half of 2018, according to Industry group UK Finance. Whilst £145m of that was due to...

ICO takes action for failure to pay new data protection fee

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has begun formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee....

Nebeus Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Among Surging Revenue

Nebeus, a British FinTech platform used for the consumption and creation of financial services and products, has successfully sold 38% of the equity from its...

Graydon and Rimilia sign partnership agreement to increase business resistance to fraud

Graydon, leading provider of business data, insights and analytics, has announced a strategic partnership with financial automation specialist Rimilia. Through...

Centtrip adds offline mode feature in latest app edition

Centtrip, a fintech company specialising in international payments, foreign exchange and expenditure, has released an offline feature for its award-winning...

Understaffing causes stress, but managers can help

LEADERS and managers whose teams are under resourced could help prevent staff burnout by behaving better, a new study has found. Researchers at the University...

Graydon signs partnership to unlock the (Tru)narrative behind the onboarding process

Graydon, leading provider of business data, insights and analytics in Europe, today announced a strategic technology partnership with global financial crime...

Gallagher appoints head of trade credit in Manchester

Gallagher has continued its strategic investment to build out its specialist UK Trade Credit & Surety Practice across the North with the appointment of...

Shawbrook Bank hits £250m development finance lending milestone

Shawbrook Bank has achieved £250m of lending to small and medium-sized property developers across the UK in just its second full year of operating in this...

Atradius looks at the road ahead for the UK Automotive Sector

The impact of prolonged Brexit negotiations is taking its toll upon the UK automotive sector, warns trade credit insurer Atradius. A new economic report by...

Impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on insolvency “deeply concerning” – R3

The potential impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on cross-border insolvency cases, as set out by the Government in a just-published technical note, is deeply...

Regulation, innovation and emigration: LinkedIn data shows how the recession and Brexit have changed financial services

Ten years on from the onset of the global financial crisis, LinkedIn has analysed data from its 25million UK members to build a comprehensive picture of the...

Cybereason Announces its Newest Customer V12 Retail Finance

Cybereason, creators of the leading cybersecurity AI Hunting Platform, today announced that V12 Retail Finance, one of the leading retail finance providers, is...

FICO Makes Artificial Intelligence Explainable with Latest Release of its Analytics Workbench

Leading analytics firm FICO today announced the latest version of FICO® Analytics Workbench™, a cloud-based advanced analytics development environment that...

CA issues response to HCLG Select Committee Leasehold Reform Inquiry

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (11th September 2018) issued its response to the Housing,...

GDPR and Blockchain … Like handcuffs on a ghost.

It’s always exciting when then technology and legislation collide. A new report highlights the problem no one dares mention. Blockchain, the much hyped...

Corinium Names FICO Chief Analytics Officer Dr. Scott Zoldi to Top 100 Innovators in Data and Analytics

Leading analytics firm FICO today announced that its chief analytics officer, Dr. Scott Zoldi, has been named one of the top 100 innovators in data and...

Equiniti Data announces launch of EQ Amplify which provides fully-compliant access to their entire UK consumer database

Equiniti (EQ) Data, marketing solutions provider and the data division of Equiniti Plc. is proud to announce the launch of EQ Amplify- a new way for marketers...

POS consumer car finance volumes up by 6% in July

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that point of sale (POS) consumer car finance new business volumes grew 6% in...

Growing focus on compliance could leave businesses vulnerable to fraud

An increased focus on compliance risks detracting businesses from making investments to protect their organisation against fraud, according to new research by...

Digitizing the mortgage market remains a top priority for banks

Sluggish market conditions continue as the number of mortgages approved for new house purchases dropped by 4.3 percent on the year last month. With less...

Sutherland & Unisys partner to create mortgage tech platform for financial services industry

Sutherland Mortgage Services has announced a five-year, seven-figure deal with global information technology company Unisys Corporation to launch a bespoke...

Capital of debt: Londoners more likely to be in the red

Londoners are more likely to be struggling with debt than the rest of the UK despite average higher incomes. That is according to London in the Red, a new...

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC partners with Jaywing to improve application credit scores through AI technology

Credit risk analytics expert, Jaywing today announces a new partnership with Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance. The Consumer Finance division has appointed...

Cybersecurity tops risk list for audit chiefs

Today marks the release of new research findings based on the responses of over 300 chief internal auditors working in organisations across Europe. The...

Fiserv says it has fixed security weakness in bank websites

Fiserv, which provides financial technology for banks and other financial institutions, said it has fixed a weakness in a web platform. Brian Krebs wrote that...

Are we at the tipping point for passwords?

Passwords can be the bane of frustration for anyone creating or accessing accounts online. And a recent online survey conducted by Callsign, a London-based...

Beware of too-good-to-be-true Home Report scams on the internet top surveyor warns Scots’ house sellers

A warning to people selling their homes to beware of internet-based scams offering cut-price Home Reports has been sounded by Eric Curran, managing partner of...

Institute responds to ‘no deal’ Brexit notifications for banking

The Chartered Banker Institute has today responded to the government’s notification on banking in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario,...

Morpheus Helps Enterprises Bridge the Agility Gap with End-to-End Orchestration of Hybrid IT

Today, Morpheus Data announced major updates to its next generation cloud management platform (CMP) which will help IT Operations teams orchestrate software...

Banks should not assume fraud victims are at fault, UK watchdog says

Banks should not assume that customers have been negligent when they fall for scams peddled by increasingly sophisticated fraudsters, Britain’s financial...

Risk management and clear rules: Crucial factors for a viable EU crowdfunding framework

The EU crowdfunding framework proposed by the European Commission will help to build a capital markets union, foster innovation and support entrepreneurs and...

Investment boon for UK holiday lettings as record numbers visit Britain

With more than 40 million tourists expected to jet to the UK in 2018, property investors with holiday lets are set for a bumper year, as new research reveals...

Experian launches powerful analytics solution to help businesses harness the benefits of big data

Experian has launched a new analytics solution in the UK to help organisations make fast, reliable decisions with deeper insight than ever before. Experian...

Most UK Firms Have Cybersecurity Insurance — But Not Full Coverage

The number of UK firms with cybersecurity insurance has risen in the past year — but less than half say their cyber insurance covers all risks. The second...

New figures reveal identity fraud falls for the first time since 2014

Today, Wednesday 15 August 2018, Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has fallen for the...

Finance leaders struggling to manage risk Dun & Bradstreet study finds

A study from Dun & Bradstreet today reveals that while finance leaders remain tasked with business profitability, their remit has expanded to include the...

UL approved as a Cyber Security Service Provider for SWIFT

UL approved as a cyber security service provider for SWIFT Customer Security Programme (CSP). The SWIFT Customer Security Programme (CSP) was established to...

Comment: July GDP figures, UK economy rebounds with 0.4% in Q2

“The Office for National Statistics released Q2 real GDP growth data this morning, and according to the first estimate the economy grew by 0.4% quarter on...

Criteria Activity Tracker reveals Brokers’ top searches in July

The monthly Criteria Activity Tracker provided by Knowledge Bank has revealed the most search criteria by brokers during the month of July. With over 60,000...

Interest Rate Rise will not impact short term lenders says the ASTL

Responding to the Government’s announcement that interests rates will rise to 0.75%, Benson Hersch, CEO at the ASTL, said: “Today’s announcement that...

NuData to boost transaction approvals and lower friction with new solution leveraging EMV® 3-D Secure protocol

NuData Security, a Mastercard company and leader in the field of online user verification with passive biometrics, announced today its solution to help...

The Sword Apak UK Used Car Stocking Outlook for Q3 2018

The UK motor retail sector is mid-way through the traditionally quieter months of July and August, and ahead of the ’68 new plate peak in September, stock...

Quint appoint Andrew Thorncroft as legal counsel and data protection officer

LEADING global fintech firm Quint Group today announced the appointment of Andrew Thorncroft as legal counsel and data protection officer as the company...

LCV Sales Need a Smarter Finance Approach

The continuing growth and confidence of the SME market is a positive sign for the UK LCV market and while new sales fell back according to the most recent SMMT...

Equiniti Riskfactor appoints Leigh Lones to lead new US business

Equiniti Riskfactor, the global provider of risk management and fraud prevention analytics for commercial finance lenders, is delighted to announce the...

UK launch of innovative chain of custody and real-time authentication platform

The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has today announced the UK launch of an...

Consumer credit surge risks ‘storing up big problems’ for the future

The Bank of England has today published its latest monthly Money and Credit report showing consumer credit growth remained at 8.8 percent in the year to June...

UK Card Fraud Falls 8 Percent in 2017 as Criminals Seek New Battlegrounds

Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO today released its annual interactive map which reveals changes in card fraud across Europe. Based on data from...

ICT sector braced for change

Economic research by top global trade credit insurer Atradius reveals major shifts in the landscape of the global ICT sector, driven by advancing technologies...

Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index for June

London City house price growth has picked up over the last quarter as the capital’s housing market starts to stabilise, according to the latest Hometrack UK...

Commentary from Dun & Bradstreet: UK could have up to 136,000 modern slaves

“This new Global Slavery Index makes for very uncomfortable reading. Modern slavery is one of the world’s fastest-growing and most profitable criminal...

TransUnion comment on ONS Crime in England and Wales stats

Commenting on today’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) crime in England and Wales statistical bulletin, Josh Gunnell, Head of Fraud & ID Pre-Sales,...

More than half of Brits are putting their credit score at risk by not checking their eligibility

More than half of Brits have never checked their eligibility when applying for a credit card, loan or mortgage, new research from Experian reveals. Each time...

Women and seaside towns again see most personal insolvencies – R3 comments on 2017 statistics

A higher percentage of women than men in England and Wales entered insolvency in 2017, continuing the trend of recent years, says insolvency trade body R3,...

SIA signs financing contract to acquire First Data business

SIA, a European hi-tech firm leader in the payment services and infrastructures sector, has today signed a financing contract to support the acquisition of...

Emerging Asia poised for continued strong growth, while contributing to global expansion of e-commerce

Economic growth in Emerging Asia, the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and India, is expected to remain stable...

Pro-Remain ParcelHero Says White Paper ‘Surprisingly Good News for British Exporters’

The strongly pro-Remain export parcels company ParcelHero say today’s Brexit Government White Paper has much to recommend it for UK exporters and importers...

Callcredit becomes TransUnion as brand integration begins

Callcredit, the UK’s second largest credit referencing agency, has today announced the change of its brand name to TransUnion, after being acquired by the...

UK financial services firms overconfident about cybersecurity defences

Despite the growth in data breaches, senior executives at UK firms think their cybersecurity protection is top-notch, according to a new survey conducted by...

Credit Management Services Company Lowell Selects Xactium to Manage Risks

Leading European Credit Management Services Company Lowell, has selected Xactium as its preferred Risk Management System to implement within the UK. Lowell is...

Fraud leaders bet on education and technology to fight the growing fraud threat, new research finds

Nearly two thirds (63%) of businesses believe that a malicious data breach by an employee is a significant threat (up from 41% in 2017), according to...

Brexit chaos ‘more nerve-wracking than the World Cup’, say parcel export experts

The parcel export specialists ParcelHero says supporters of a soft Brexit cheered on Theresa May’s victory over Hard Brexiteers; only to see an own goal by...

Finastra positioned as Category Leader in Chartis’ Credit Risk Solution Quadrants

Finastra has been positioned as a Category Leader in the Chartis RiskTech Quadrants for both banking book and trading book credit risk solutions. The rankings...

Dudley Building Society releases Later Life Lending Guide

Dudley Building Society has released a Later Life Lending Guide for its intermediary partners with a view to having a single point of reference for product and...

Callcredit launches Ireland’s first multi-bureau data solution

Building on the success of its established UK platform for multi-bureau processing, Callcredit – the specialist in consumer data, analytics and software...

Brexit effect already being felt in UK-EU trade

A new economic report by top global trade credit insurer Atradius reveals UK-EU trade is already feeling the ‘Brexit effect’. Atradius economists have...

“Slight rise in disposable income of UK households is good news for consumers”

Commenting on today’s Alternative measures of UK households’ income and saving: January to March 2018 statistical bulletin, Steve McNicholas, Managing...

Conveyancing Association appoints new Non-Executive Chair and launches Policy & Strategy Board

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (4th July 2018) announced the appointment of a new...

Experian Announces Credit Search Barometer – Insights into Credit Cards and Loans Habits

Nearly a quarter of all credit card searches carried out through Experian are for credit builder cards, new analysis from its first Credit Search Barometer has...

Can GDPR trigger innovation?

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has received a lot of press over the last few years. Organisations are still discussing how to implement it, and...

Shield FC Announces New Vice President Global Sales and Business Development

Shield Financial Compliance (Shield FC), a specialist RegTech provider, is delighted to announce that Eran Noam has joined the company as the VP Global Sales...

Another 153 UK estate agent insolvencies in the past year as pressure from online rivals grows

Another 153 estate agents have gone insolvent in the last year, up from 148 the year before, as the pressure from online rivals continues to increase, says...

Want to buy your own home? We look at how forces personnel can get on the housing ladder

Thousands of military personnel may be missing out on buying their own home, despite having access to financial help from the Government, according to new...

Unregulated BTL lenders could mean more landlord borrower regulation, says OneSavings Bank’s Machin

The fact that some buy-to-let lenders are not regulated by the PRA causes problems in the marketplace and could ultimately mean landlords have to deal with...

UK defies Brexit gloom by dominating Savills Investment Management’s 2018 Dynamic Cities index

Five of the top twenty European cities ranked by Savills Investment Management’s 2018 Dynamic Cities are in the UK, the highest amount of any country....

FICO Offers Free Cybersecurity Ratings to Companies Worldwide

Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO today announced that FICO® Enterprise Security Score Portrait is available, free of charge, to all organisations worldwide....

New Report Spotlights Concerns and Trends Impacting Compliance and Procurement Professionals

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) today announced results of a study that examines the current state of the compliance and procurement functions, as measured...

Jaywing announces new partnership with Hampshire Trust Bank

Credit risk analytics expert, Jaywing, today announces a new partnership with specialist SME bank Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB). In their pursuit of further...

Bank Economists See Robust Economy Pushing Unemployment Rate to New Lows

WASHINGTON — This year the U.S. economy will enjoy its strongest growth this cycle, pushing unemployment to the lowest rate in nearly half a century,...

1st Stop increases its maximum loan amount for 2nd Charge in Northern Ireland to £35k

Homeowners in Northern Ireland can now take out a second charge secured loan of up to £35k, with specialist loan provider, 1st Stop Home Loans. The other...

Liquid Voice Adds Real-Time Voice Analytics For Contact Centres

Liquid Voice, a leading provider of interaction recording, quality management and analytics, has announced the immediate availability of Real-Time Analytics....

TransUnion Completes Acquisition of Callcredit

TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., the second largest and fastest growing...

Leading anti-money laundering firm SmartSearch launches fully integrated app

Anti-money laundering (AML) pioneers SmartSearch has launched a fully integrated app to allow AML checks to be carried out remotely. SmartSearch’s...

New report reveals where personal data is compromised online

A new collaborative report, released today (Tuesday 19 June) by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, and Forensic Pathways, an internationally...

Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Ltd. Partners with Xactium to Enhance Risk Management Capabilities

In response to continued growth in and diversification of the business, Arbuthnot Latham has chosen to implement the Xactium Risk management system across the...

Experian ‘one of most innovative companies in the world’

Experian® has been named among the top 100 most innovative companies in the world for the fifth year in a row by Forbes magazine. In the publication’s...

Equifax joins Scottish Financial Enterprise

Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, has joined Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) to enhance its collaboration, engagement and partnerships...

Corlytics grows in A&O’s Fuse programme

Corlytics, the innovative regulatory risk intelligence and analytics team has secured a new banking client, following the success of its time in Allen &...

myGini launches unique customer loyalty app for European financial service organisations

myGini Inc., a San Francisco-based provider of leading-edge software solutions for the fintech sector, has launched its state-of-the-art consumer loyalty...

Making Scottish LPs subject to money laundering checks is the right move – but Government should go further

John Dobson, CEO of anti-money laundering verification platform, SmartSearch welcomes the news that the UK Government has announced plans to reform legislation...

FICO Awarded 7 New Patents for Analytic Innovations in Fraud Detection and AI

Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO has been awarded seven new patents related to fraud, artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics. In total,...

Risk in supply chains differs by industry, new report finds

A new joint report published today (12 June) by Cranfield School of Management and Dun & Bradstreet investigates the level of supply chain risk faced by...

UK businesses underestimate the threat of social engineering despite increase in attacks

Less than a quarter (22%) of businesses believe social engineering will be a major threat in the next two to three years, despite the fact that 42% of fraud...

Equiniti Riskfactor joins forces with efcom in new German partnership

Equiniti Riskfactor is pleased to announce its first international partnership working with efcom, a specialist factoring software provider, which helps...

Sinerix fights growing threat of online fraud

With online fraud and identity theft reaching record levels in the UK, technology company Sinerix has taken steps to combat this growing concern by developing...

Annual UK export losses to reach £125m following US import tariffs

Tariffs imposed by the US on global steel and aluminium imports could lead to yearly export losses of £125m (US$166.6m) for the UK and £5.57bn (US$7.427bn)...

TrustArc announces TrustArcConnect partner program expansion

TrustArc, a global provider of technology-powered privacy solutions for over 20 years, today announced the expansion of its partner programme, TrustArcConnect....

New FICO and Equifax RegTech Solution Can Help Lenders Meet Affordability Requirements

As the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority pursues measures to stop consumers becoming trapped by persistent debt, two industry leaders in credit risk...

Rise in judgments against businesses ‘concerning’

The Registry Trust has today published figures showing a 25 percent rise in the total value of UK business judgments during the first quarter of the year. The...

1st Stop Group announces its loan book has passed the £150 million mark

1st Stop Group announces its loan book has passed the £150 million mark on its second anniversary since equity investment from Pollen Street Capital. On the...

Atradius – New APAC Payment Practices Barometer

Global GDP growth is forecast to accelerate to 3.2% in 2018, the strongest annual expansion since 2011. However, the chances of it improving for a longer...

Employers and the Government should support employees’ dependency on high-cost credit, says Neyber

According to Neyber, the Financial Conduct Authority’s announcement that it will crack down on high-cost credit can’t come soon enough. The FCA reports...

Fintech launches new data company focusing on real time date insights

QUINT Group, one of the leading fintech companies in the UK, has launched Infinian, a new data company, to leverage and commercilaise the Groups vast real time...

Intelligent Environments to rebrand as ieDigital

After a comprehensive brand review, Intelligent Environments, the global provider of financial services technology, is set to become ieDigital. Founded in...

UK Car Buyers Ready for Digital Financing – But Adoption Is Slow

Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO today announced the findings of its first global survey on automobile financing, which showed that consumers are...

GDPR deadline: what happens next?

Matt Brown, partner and head of commercial (Liverpool) at independent legal practice Brabners, said: “It’s fair to say that most businesses are at least on...

Over half of businesses predict a serious security breach within the next year

Research released today by Callcredit Information Group, ahead of its annual Fraud Summit in June, reveals that over half (59%) of businesses predict a serious...

ASTL quarterly results show continued strength

Figures compiled by the ASTL’s auditors from its bridging lender members for Q1 2018 have exceeded the outstanding figures for Q4 2017, when for the...

Statnett Optimises Norway’s Electricity with FICO Analytics

Statnett, the Norwegian transmission systems operator (TSO) for energy, has selected FICO® Xpress Optimization to power their models of the future of...

Teleperformance Receives European Union Binding Corporate Rules ( BCRs ) Approval

Teleperformance the worldwide leader in omnichannel customer experience management, today announced it has received Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) approval as...

Together helps a mum and son achieve their property ownership dream

A mother and son have bought the council house where they’d lived for more than a decade thanks to a residential home loan from specialist lender Together....

Equifax works with HSBC UK on first live open banking credit application solution

HSBC UK has created the first live use case of open banking for credit applications using the InterConnect platform from Equifax, the consumer and business...

Together delivers another quarter of strong growth and record lending

Together, one of the UK’s leading specialist lenders, has announced strong growth and record levels of lending in its quarterly results to 31 March 2018, as...

Decision to step back from logbook loan reform ‘deeply disappointing’

The government’s decision not to introduce its Goods Mortgages Bill has been described as ‘deeply disappointing’ by the Money Advice Trust, the charity...

Over half of under 45s interested in banking products from Apple, Amazon or Google

Online research from Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, reveals over half (51%) of Brits under 45 years old would be interested in banking...

UK’s small businesses suffering under extreme weather conditions

Concern over adverse and extreme weather has doubled within a year amongst all UK small businesses, according new research by Hitachi Capital. For businesses...

Comments from D&B on BoE’s decision to hold interest rates

“Today’s economic assessment from the Bank of England is promising, despite lower than expected growth figures. Brexit uncertainty has inevitably...

Corlytics teams with Digital Reasoning to boost conduct risk detection for global financial institutions

Two highly innovative technology firms, Corlytics and Digital Reasoning, announced today that they will collaborate on an integrated regulatory intelligence...

Financial Services industry ramps up investment in cyber security

Rising fears of cybercrime are prompting financial services firms to increase their spend on security, according to new research from Lloyds Bank Commercial...

Most Sales and Marketing teams struggle to activate data in their organisation

A new international study launched today, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Dun & Bradstreet, has shone a light on how companies are...

TSB Data Migration Issues – Comment

‘Data migrations are always difficult. It’s not just a matter of copying over some files. New and old systems will typically have completely different...

Urgent GDPR action required from users of credit reference agency services

With 23 days until GDPR comes into force, Steve Martin, Data Protection Officer at Equifax, explains why businesses using Credit Reference Agency (CRA)...

Token Granted FCA Authorisation for Open Banking Payment & Information Services

Turnkey open banking platform provider, Token, today announces its official authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to deliver payment...

Credit managers show mixed reaction to future economic and political uncertainties

Credit managers, those who keep the cash flowing in business, are untroubled by Brexit, unimpressed by new regulation, and keen to see how new technology can...

Qualco appoints Dicky Davies

Qualco UK, widely acknowledged as a leading provider of panel and asset management software and analytics, has appointed Richard (Dicky) Davies as business...

Study reveals contact centres woefully unprepared for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

A new study by voice security services company, Aeriandi, reveals that many UK contact centres still have significant preparation to complete ahead of 25th...

It’s wise to keep things in perspective – Comment on the Bank of England gross mortgage lending figures

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and operations director, says “As always there are positive and negatives in the mortgage lending figures today, but it...

UK SMEs sceptical over export opportunities, according to latest study

UK SMEs are largely sceptical about exporting opportunities available to them, according to the latest SME Confidence Tracker from independent financial...

Chip and pin cards remain consumers’ first choice for payments

Online research from Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, shows that using a debit or credit card with a pin number is still the preferred...

Fall in number of tribunal awards

Fewer tribunal awards were registered in England and Wales during 2017 than in any previous year, according to figures released today by Registry Trust....