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Regulator issues consumer credit licence to IPA

The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) has been awarded a group consumer credit licence. Read full story

OFT names new director of consumer credit enforcement

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has appointed a new director of consumer credit enforcement from the financial services regulator. Read full story

Co-op Bank “in good hands” as new chairman named

The Co-operative Banking Group has appointed Richard Pym as chairman in a shake-up of its management team. Read full story

ICAEW director to become BSA boss

The executive director of the ICAEW’s members and operations division – Robin Fieth – has been confirmed as the new chief executive of the Building Societies Association. Read full story

Deal sees bridging lender enter retail finance market

Bridging lender Omni Capital is set to expand into the retail finance sector after an acquisition by its parent company. Read full story

Winterhill Largo launches risk management business

Asset valuation and recovery specialist and financial outsourcing group Winterhill Largo has launched a new business. Read full story

GDP growth not the full story says E&Y

UK gross domestic product grew 0.3% in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in its latest update. Read full story

IPA previews website and complaint gateway

The Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA) gave a sneak preview of its new website yesterday at its annual conference. Read full story

Directors washed up by Insolvency Service

Two directors of a laundry business have been disqualified from acting as company directors for six years following an investigation by the Insolvency Service. Read full story

Euro Investment on TMA agenda

European Investment Opportunities is to be a key topic at the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Europe’s annual conference in London next month. Read full story

“Balance sheet insolvency test” questioned by Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court has delivered a significant ruling on the issue of balance sheet insolvency tests within insolvency court cases. Read full story

Birmingham accountant imprisoned for tax fraud

A chartered accountant from Birmingham has been jailed for three years for his part in a £1m tax fraud case. Read full story

Condies enters insolvency market

A Scottish accountancy group has confirmed the launch of a new division specialising in corporate recovery and insolvency. Read full story

Lawrence Graham confirms partners

Lawrence Graham has confirmed three lawyers as partners in the international law firm. Read full story

Begbies Traynor secures debt facility

Recovery and restructuring group Begbies Traynor Group Plc has announced a successful refinancing through new debt facilities. Read full story

Forbes Hare launches contentious office

British Virgin Islands (BVI) law firm Forbes Hare has launched a contentious London-based offshore advisory practice. Read full story

NAVA confirms details of new president

The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers has confirmed Robson Kay’s Gary Harper as its new president. Read full story

Bristol and West loses £30m tax avoidance case

Bank of Ireland-owned Bristol and West has lost an attempt at a First Tier Tribunal to avoid paying around £30m in tax on a £91m gain. Read full story

Zolfo Cooper promotes in Leeds office

Zolfo Cooper LLP has announced that Nick Gittings has been promoted to the position of director at the firms Leeds office. Read full story

OFT confirms new bosses

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has confirmed three new bosses to head up divisions in cartels and criminal enforcement, policy and consumer credit. Read full story