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Top story: Major new car finance event launched

Credit Today has launched its Car Finance Conference & Awards 2016, to be held at the St Johns Hotel in Solihull on 9 June. Read full story

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JBW Group wins Islington Council contract

Islington council has confirmed that judicial services provider JBW Group has been selected to provide enforcement services for its Revenues service. JBW has already been working with Islington’s parking service since 2012. Read full story

Berkley, Ricketts and Cherry renewed as CSA leadership

Members of the Credit Services Association (CSA) have voted unanimously to retain Leigh Berkley and John Ricketts as President and Vice President respectively for another 12 months. Nick Cherry, managing director of Phillips & Cohen Associates International, has also been re-elected to the board for another three-year term. Read full story

Farnish speaks out as Lord Turner warns public on P2P

Christine Farnish, the chair of peer-to-peer finance trade body the P2PFA, has challenged Lord Adair Turner’s warning that peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders represent a high risk to investors. Read full story

Insolvency Practitioner jailed for nine-year, £5m fraud

Insolvency Practitioner Kiran Kumar Mistry has been sentenced to three and a half years’ imprisonment, for conspiracy to defraud involving nine companies between 1998 and 2007. Read full story

Second-charge repossessions at a low in 2015

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show the number of second-charge mortgage repossessions fell to 228 in 2015, representing the lowest level in seven years. Read full story

Two equity crowdfunding mergers in one day

The equity crowdfunding end of the peer-to-peer market has seen two M&A actions in one day, raising the possibility of further consolidation in the sector. Read full story

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Analysis: A Suit That Fits

Presented by Link Fred Crawley talks to Frank Horvath, MD of Link about how assessment tools should be used to find the right solution for the customer. Download now

How complaint management defines future success

Adam Thornber, managing director at Bridgeforce, explains the importance of understanding complaint trends

SIP 16: no easy answers!

Unfortunately for creditors, involvement in insolvency transactions may only serve to put them in a worse position as time and publicity erode value, writes Graham Lane of Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP.

A double-edged sword

While many do not think of insurers as credit providers, writes Equifax’s Jake Ranson, they very much are – and this brings with it opportunities as well as challenges.

The FCA: An update on the consumer credit authorisation process

Val Smith, credit authorisations director at the FCA, reviews the application process for consumer credit firms ahead of a milestone in March

A charter to delay payment?

In an update on new civil procedures, Paula Swain explains a new draft pre-action protocol for debt claims

Is fair-share fair?

John Fairhurst, policy and risk director at PayPlan, argues the current fee structure around Debt Management Plans is broken, and makes frank suggestions for its repair

The banks are back – should I worry?

Big banks are coming back to SME lending, says Syscap MD Philip White, but that's no bad thing for specialist finance providers

What you can learn from public sector collections

Public sector collections may seem like an entirely different world to all other types of debt recovery, but there are elements that the private sector can learn, writes Freddie Dawkins, organiser of The Local Authority Civil Enforcement Forum (LACEF)

HMRC needs a lesson on student loans collections

Student loan over-repayments are still creating pressure on HMRC and the Student Loans Company to improve collections processes, writes Lesley Fidler