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Top story: Bailiffs enforcing debts for as low as £50

Councils are acting too quickly to use bailiffs when pursuing council tax debt, a report has claimed. Read full story

 

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FCA reveals how many passed its regulatory sandbox test

The FCA have accepted 24 of 69 applications from financial firms to test and develop new products. Read full story

£3bn in 30 years: The potential windfall for water customers

Competition in the residential retail water market could be worth a saving of almost £3bn for customers over 30 years. Read full story

Atradius snaps up competitor

Trade credit insurer Atradius has acquired business intelligence specialist Graydon, in a move to boost its collection and credit information services. Read full story

Possessions fall as mortgage arrears hit a record low

Further evidence to support the fact mortgage arrears are at an all-time low has been published by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). Read full story

Scottish law firm expands into England and Wales

A Scottish law firm has announced its first expansion into England and Wales with the acquisition of a legal business in Newcastle. Read full story

Arrow announces Dutch acquisition

Arrow Global will expand its European footprint with the acquisition of a platform and loan book in the Netherlands, as part of a five-year specialist servicing contract. Read full story

Debtors repay £80m to creditors in Scotland

More than £80m has been repaid to creditors in Scotland in the past year through bankruptcy and debt repayment schemes, according to a report published by the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB). Read full story

Industry news

Research revealed, new stats, and massive boasting

Good afternoon, and welcome to the car finance newsletter. Sorry for the delay since my last note – apart from the small matter of the UK’s political landscape collapsing faster than Top Gear’s viewing figures, I was waiting for some of the followup work from the car finance conference to come together. Now, however, it’s all ready – and I reckon it’s worth the wait.

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Litigation funders given opportunity to shine at TRI

Organisers of the Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI) Awards have created a new category for litigation funders in the rebranded scheme, due to popular demand. The new category, Insolvency Litigation Funder of the Year, was created in response to a rise in claims being presented for third party litigation funding across the profession.

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Product evolution, market disruption

Car Finance has become a powerhouses in UK financial services, growing to an unprecedented market size. Yet for all its momentum, it faces an uncertain future. Besides Brexit, changes to the way consumers approach vehicle purchase –even the concept of mobility – are presenting finance houses with challenges and opportunities.

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CCS Awards 10th anniversary – time to get your act together

Roll up, roll up - entries are now open for the Collections & Customer Service Awards, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The ceremony will take place on 24 November 2016, and returns once again to the iconic Midland Hotel, Manchester.

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Farewell, I&R Awards...

Insolvency News has relaunched its flagship event for the insolvency sector, in time for its ninth anniversary outing this year. The event, to be held on 18th October at the Hilton, Park Lane, will now take place under the banner of...

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Forthcoming events

Utilities & Telecoms Awards 2016

29 Sep 2016
St John’s Hotel, Solihull

Credit Strategy’s Utilities & Telecoms Awards returns for its sixth year, on 29 September. Full details...

Utilities & Telecoms Conference 2016

29 Sep 2016
St John’s Hotel, Solihull

The UK’s largest and most comprehensive Utilities & Telecoms Conference dedicated to credit and collections professionals Full details...

TRI Awards 2016

19 Oct 2016
London Hilton on Park Lane

Insolvencynews.com has launched new categories and criteria for the Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI) Awards. Full details...

Collections & Customer Services Awards 2016

24 Nov 2016
The Midland Hotel, Manchester

The Collections & Customer Service Awards returns for its tenth outing this year. Full details...

Collections, Debt Sale & Purchase Conference 2016

24 Nov 2016
The Midland Hotel, Manchester

The leading collections and debt sale conference in the UK. Full details...

F5 Awards 2016

13 Dec 2016
Hilton London Bankside

Credit Strategy, the host behind recognised and reputable alternative lending gatherings, is pleased to bring you the F5 Awards. Full details...

F5 Conference 2016

13 Dec 2016
Hilton London Bankside

Bringing together new-world lenders, regulatory leaders and investment experts to chart opportunities and threats. Full details...

Credit Summit 2017

30 Mar 2017
QEII Centre, London

The UK's largest credit industry conference returns on 30 March 2017, attended by all industries and sectors and industry leading speakers. Full details...

Credit Awards 2017

11 May 2017
The Grosvenor House Hotel, London

The next Credit Awards will be held on 11 May 2017. You are invited to the largest industry event of the year. Full details...

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