Entries by Stephen Kiely

Lightbulb Leadership Solutions On A Mission To Help Organisation’s Retain Talent With The Launch Of The Menopause Maze

Manchester-based Lightbulb Leadership Solutions has launched its ground-breaking Menopause Maze ™ programme to assist companies to improve how they handle this time of transition to retain their female talent. Throughout menopause awareness month in October, it has become more apparent that this transition can have a huge effect on a woman’s mental and physical health, […]

Kingsway Finance accredited under Recovery Loan Scheme

The Praetura Group are pleased to announce that Kingsway Finance has been accredited as a new lender for the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) by the British Business Bank. Delivered through British Business Bank accredited lenders, RLS is designed to support the continued provision of finance to UK smaller businesses (SMEs) as they recover and grow […]

Metro Bank goes live with Qualco UK’s ExtraCollect recoveries platform

Metro Bank, one of the country’s leading community banks, has selected Qualco UK as its collections and recoveries (C&R) partner following a lengthy selection process. Metro Bank offers an award-winning banking proposition and prides itself on giving customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose whilst supporting the communities it serves. It […]

Ampla Finance makes two new senior hires

Ampla Finance, the legal finance provider, has today announced the appointment of Natalie Player and Deborah Ward, both qualified lawyers, as Commercial Director and Partnership Director respectively. Natalie takes up the role of Commercial Director, heading up the business’ partnerships team, along with taking responsibility for developing existing and new products for the market. Deborah […]

Clearco signs first senior credit facility to help UK e-commerce founders meet rising inventory and supply chain costs

Clearco, the world’s largest e-commerce investor and the company revolutionizing the opportunities for founders to grow their businesses, today announced it had signed a £80M senior credit facility with Pollen Street Capital. The facility supports Clearco in providing fair and fast equity-free capital to UK e-commerce founders and is designed to help accelerate uptake in […]

DLA Piper partners with Game Changer Performance to deliver innovative health and fitness challenge for clients

DLA Piper has partnered with human performance specialists Game Changer Performance (GCP) to deliver a unique challenge for clients during the autumn months, focused on supporting their health and fitness. With lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, DLA Piper has offices and clients […]

Fleet Mortgages launches first full product range funded by Starling Bank

Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let specialist lender, has today launched its first full buy-to-let product range funded by its new parent, Starling Bank. Covering its three core areas of lending – standard, limited company/LLP, and HMO/multi-unit block – the new range has price reductions across the board, with rates starting from 2.59% and rental calculations from […]

Lantern agrees to acquire vulnerable customer management company Sonex Financial

Lantern, the Leeds-based leading player in the speciality finance debt purchase market, has agreed terms to acquire Sonex Financial, as it continues to deepen and broaden its offer in the UK market. Based in Llanelli, West Wales, Sonex is an award winning and longstanding operator with a particular specialism working with vulnerable customers. Its clients […]

StepChange responds to new £65m support for rent arrears

StepChange Debt Charity, which has been urging the Government through its Covid Debt Rescue campaign for additional support to help tenants who face a £360m rent debt backlog built up over the course of the Covid pandemic, welcomes today’s announcement of a new £65m of support to be delivered through local councils to help low […]

E-commerce is propping up crumbling retail sales, says ParcelHero

Retail sales fell by -0.2% in September, the fifth consecutive fall since April. Only an uptick in online sales prevented a greater slump, says ParcelHero. Today’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) retail sales figures for September saw the record broken for the longest period of decline since records began, 25 years ago. September’s -0.2% decline […]