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Perception can be changed by the facts – a blog by Philip King FCICM

22 June 2017 I spent two days in London this week, when the temperature was at its hottest, and had a couple of particularly interesting meetings on Tuesday. My first was with the Business Information Providers Association (BIPA) to share insights, news and views of latest events impacting the credit reference agencies (CRAs) and their […]

Looking beyond the numbers – a blog by Philip King FCICM

7 June 2017 I was pleased to attend the Purchase to Pay Network Annual Summit in London on Monday. Ellen Leith, who organised the event superbly, had asked me to speak about current and future prompt payment initiatives by government and others, and I enjoyed presenting to an engaged audience. The attendees were predominantly senior […]

A glimmer of light in a dark place – a blog by Philip King FCICM

24 May 2017 My family frequently remind me, with more than a little amusement, of the concerts I attended with my daughter, Katy, and friends as she was growing up. Craig David and Peter Andre number amongst them and I’m the butt of many jokes as a result. The atrocity on Monday this week at […]

What you see is what you get? – a blog by Philip King FCICM

18 May 2017 James Hurley, Enterprise Editor of The Times, is a frequent commentator on crowd-funding and the risks associated with it. We swap notes occasionally, and I’ve been outspoken in arguing that too many investors are putting hard-earned money into ventures about which they know very little. Our own Credit Management magazine has covered […]

The moment of truth? – a blog by Philip King FCICM

11 May 2017 So, we’re now in the grips of election fever, the publication of manifestos is imminent (or leaked!), and the campaign buses are back on the roads. The undercurrent of Brexit, the extraordinary current political situation, and the brought-forward timeline, mean this is no ordinary or routine general election. Sadly, early indications are […]

Sailing the Seven C’s – guest blog by Jules Eames MCICM(Grad)

27 April 2017 This week’s guest blog is written by Jules Eames MCICM(Grad), the CICM’s Lead Teacher for Qualifications & Resource Development.    Sailing the Seven C’s Whether you work in consumer credit, commercial credit or in the debt recoveries arena, risk assessment is an ongoing process that requires a broad approach.  Knowing the financial […]

Better by definition – a blog by Philip King FCICM

13 April 2017 A couple of weeks has passed now since the first Credit Week which the CICM was delighted to support. There were some great events throughout the week and it was a pleasure to be involved in many of them. One of the interesting outcomes for me was the confirmation, from numerous conversations […]

Casting off the blue overalls – a blog by Philip King FCICM

6 April 2017 Today is the day that businesses with a pay bill over £3m will have to start paying the 0.5% Apprenticeship Levy. It’s been heralded for a long time and has been waiting in the wings but now it’s firmly on stage and performing. The biggest issue I see is that, although the […]

Preparing for financial uncertainty? – a blog by Philip King FCICM

23 March 2017 We now know that Article 50 will be triggered on Wednesday 29 March and the real journey towards Brexit will commence. I’ve written previously about all the parallel negotiations that will be taking place, and I believe we’ll see the real impact of Brexit over the next couple of years and beyond. All […]

Grasp the apprenticeship nettle – a blog by Philip King FCICM

9 March 2017 This is National Apprenticeship Week and many organisations are seizing the opportunity to raise awareness of the apprentice schemes in which they are involved. The CICM is among them as we promote our three levels of apprenticeships. Funding for qualification and a clear link between job roles and qualification make this the […]