Credit and Collections on the agenda for Credit Summit
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The upcoming Credit Summit (March 13th, QEII Conference Centre, London) will address four main strands of credit-related issues, including Credit and Collections.

Hosted by industry publication Credit Today, the event’s strands also look at Alternative Lending, Trade Credit, and Data, Risk & Fraud.

With several representatives of major regulatory bodies and private creditors due to speak, it’s a chance to gain some valuable insight into the issues currently being faced by companies as they extend lines of credit to personal and business clients.

Among the speakers due to appear are Will Amos, head of consumer credit at the Financial Services Authority, and Robert Skinner, chief executive of the Lending Standards Board.

Further sessions include Melanie Taylor of DEMSA, the Debt Managers Standards Association, who is due to sit as part of a panel on debt management plan protocol.

And in the Trade Credit strand, the final session of the day will look at opportunities in the area of supply chain finance.

For those involved in the Alternative Lending segment, a panel session gives the chance to look at methods of assessing credit risk and reducing associated fraud levels.

Meanwhile, this is a theme covered in detail in the Data, Risk & Fraud strand, which will focus firstly on the Information Commissioner’s Office and other key industry bodies, before moving on to first-instance fraud prevention and customer profiling.

Together, the four strands offer a comprehensive analysis of issues relating to all forms of credit, a glimpse at how the industry is changing as the OFT makes way for the Financial Conduct Authority, and a look ahead to the mainstreaming of currently alternative lending practices.




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