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....