Chris Warburton

07-12-2021 | RO-AR Briefing

Headlines : -US creditors can now DM debtors on social media -Microsoft Edge buy now pay later scheme met with criticism -Credit Strategy – Latest news in credit industry and sectors -Two-fifths of consumers plan to spend less this Christmas -Two thirds of people say the cost of living has risen in the past month -The Omicron Variant: How Companies Should Respond -Are You Using the Right Data… Read more

04-12-2021 | RO-AR Briefing

Headlines : -HMRC asks for help ‘modernising’ business debt collection -£28bn in Covid loans paid out before anti-fraud measures started -FCA proposes stronger requirements on oversight of appointed representatives -Demand for credit by younger borrowers rises above pre-Covid levels -Britain’s rental market is hottest outside London -UK hotels hit by wave of cancellations as Omicron concerns grow | Hospitality industry -Banks fined over collusion in currency trading -… Read more

01-12-2021 | RO-AR Briefing

Headlines : -Telecoms customers saving millions as Ofcom rules bed in -Digital divide: financial difficulty and digital exclusion -Why digital-first, not digital-only, is key for banks to deliver stellar customer experiences -TSB to close 70 branches as more customers move online -FCA to double fees charged to regulated firms -Vulnerability Registration Service and Illegal Money Lending Team agree partnership -FCA calls on lenders to amend criteria to help… Read more

30-11-2021 | RO-AR Briefing

Headlines : -Credit Clear on track to deliver ‘financial well-being’ to Australians and the world -Young shoppers warned about Christmas ‘buy now, pay later’ debt trap -The Great Resignation Vs The Great Retirement: Where should employers’ attention lie? -FCA poured £5 million into laptops for hybrid working -Near-prime consumers hit hard as borrowing costs rise -Three million households facing crisis as cost of living crunch bites -FCA revamps… Read more

Many great returns

The big event of last week was the Credit Strategy Collections and Vulnerability summit featuring the U&T conference.  It was an interesting event, discussion, and once again an opportunity to meet people in person. As previously discussed, meeting people, in person for the first time, can feel a strange experience and it was not much different this time around.  However, what I did notice was if I knew someone well from video calls, that once… Read more

26-11-2021 | RO-AR Briefing

Headlines : -The Truth About Open Offices -Treasury sets aside up to £1.7bn to cover Bulb’s winter running costs after collapse | Energy industry -Experimental migration data: No evidence of UK exodus -Is Amazon’s U.K. Shutdown of Visa a Tactic or an Existential Challenge? -Spanish broker Ninety Nine implements instant payments with TrueLayer -Blockchain adoption lift for 65% of financial organisations -One in ten relying on Buy Now… Read more