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Balancingriskwith  collections

Allied Global Holdings Inc. has appointed John Ricketts as commercial director. He will join the Allied Global executive team, working directly with the UK managing director Martin Roseweir. President of Allied Global Kenny

Johnston said: “Having known John for over 10 years, I have come to admire his track record, business acumen, and understanding of what it takes to develop and grow relationships – he has a great amount of respect throughout the industry.” Mr Ricketts is a senior collections executive with over

John Ricketts

36 years of experience in the credit services industry, and over 20 years of experience at the managing director and sales director levels within the debt collection industry.


her, as she is made for MALG, and I have every confidence that she will carry the work of MALG forward professionally

and with passion.”

RestonsSolicitorsLimitedassistsanumberof marketleadersintheDebtPurchase,Finance and Utility sectors with both secured and unsecuredcollections.

Our fundamental understanding of

commercial, reputational and compliance issues, togetherwith a focused, proprietary interest in our clientsÕ receivables means that we continue to excel in terms of client satisfaction, recoveries and complaintavoidance.

To Þnd outmore about how our expertise can help you, contact Nigel Coe on 01925661602ororgoto

Shoosmiths’ has appointed Hedley Harrison as head of compliance to its recoveries services practice group. Head of recoveries services group Waine Mannix said: “It is a

pleasure for us to welcome Hedley to Shoosmiths. It is an exciting time for us as we have applied as a firm for FCA authorisation. The firm’s director of quality and risk Alison Matthews and Hedley will play a pivotal role in ensuring that Shoosmiths continue to deliver the exceptional advice and client service for which it has been recognised.”

Experian delivered credit-rating training to almost 900 debt advisers across the UK in 2015. The company also gave more than 55,000 free credit reports to people seeking help from debt advice charities, via a dedicated service set up to support free debt advice. Chris Clark, CEO of Experian UK&I, said: “From training debt

counsellors to giving people free credit reports, we have helped families and individuals take back control of their money and improve their financial future. Helping people tackle unmanageable debt and improving access to affordable credit is central to our purpose.”

The debt collection department of Spratt Endicott Solicitors has been granted full authorisation status by the Financial Conduct Authority. Hazel Chislett, client relationship and business development

manager, said: “We have embraced this as an extension of the compliance procedures and culture that we already had in place.”

WageDayAdvance has joined Equifax Real-time Exchange and begun to contribute short-term loan performance information. Craig Tebbutt, head of alternative lending, Equifax, said: “The regulatory environment for alternative lenders continues to evolve

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