Hammersmith and Fulham Council is spearheading a joint venture with the private sector to offer debt management services to all local authorities. The man leading the venture, the council’s commercial director Michael Hainge, is driving cultural change through the public sector by bringing in FCA standards of conduct
FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey is leading the regulator in a more philosophical style. In a Q&A with Credit Strategy covering debt collection, remuneration, consumer responsibility and more, he explains his “new mission”
Some circumspect eyes have been cast over the peer-to-peer lending sector, particularly over how it will fair in a full credit cycle. Rahul Pakrashi, chief risk officer at Funding Circle, explains how the sector needs to educate the industry
As the public sector continues to face widespread criticism over the treatment of debtors, Credit Strategy queries if and what the catalyst will be for local councils to adopt the same culture and conduct in collections as the private sector
The first event of Credit Week saw the launch of the Digital Banking Club (DBC) for Collections Debate, in which experts discussed the extent to which digital technology will disrupt the collections industry
Financial crime risk was a key priority for regulators and legislators in 2016, and there’s no doubt that this will continue in 2017 and beyond. Specialist resourcing and consultancy firm Huntswood have published a good practice guide to financial crime risk assessment
In 2015 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced stricter rules on payday lending to help regulate the market, making it fairer for borrowers. StepChange Debt Charity’s latest report looks at differences in the industry since these changes were brought in.
In 2017 the M&A Advisor will be hosting the Emerging Leaders Forum in London, bringing together the future decision makers and those who will be driving change within private equity in the EMEA region in years to come.
The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created the Emerging Leaders Awards recognition programme in the US in 2010 to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders of our industry.
Brought to you by the M&A Advisor, The Corporate M&A Exchange will focus on operational excellence in deal-making for corporates and investors. The conference will also analyse M&A trends and investment activity in Europe and the wider world.
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