Category Archives: Opinion

The bag where time stood still

In all likelihood, I will be out on the road next week. This will be the first time in over a year workwise, and I am really looking forward to it. It should be different and a refreshing change, I … Continue reading

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Remotely fun or serious…?

There were a couple of interesting developments this week all set against a continued gradual improvement and stabilization of the pandemic in Europe. There was a change, returning to the office, it is now starting to seem real. Conversations are … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath and plan to return

In my interactions this week everyone pretty much mentioned being busy, really busy. It does seem economic and activity levels seem to be trying to make up for lost time, with average debt down, and indeed the banks seeing fewer … Continue reading

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Looking forward at things, things looking up

This week I had the pleasure of chairing a couple of events, namely the Lending Technology Think Tank with Credit Connect and a webinar on Breathing Space with Aryza. Lending Technology Think Tank. From the discussion, there was undoubtedly a … Continue reading

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Office Cakeism

Increasingly there are discussions taking place not just about when to return to working in an office environment, but how. Which meetings, how to structure these for a blended remote/office environment, how exactly is all this going to work? It … Continue reading

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Vacationing at home…

With 2 back-to-back bank holidays in the UK, normally at this time of year, many of us would be off to sunnier climes, on vacation. Last year, of course, was different, we were in full lockdown and at this moment … Continue reading

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Making hay while the sun shines…

This week we have finally, and officially, been allowed out again. With warmer weather in the UK, lower COVID case numbers we seem to have grasped the opportunity and been out in droves. Certainly, the traffic on the road increased … Continue reading

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Engines ready?

From on ro-ar.com This week seemed a week of reflection. Attending a few of webinars it seems a few of us were in the same mode too. The spurt of activity post-Christmas seems to have waned, investment-ready, but the button … Continue reading

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… and the orchestra plays on

From on ro-ar.com What is up in the second charge mortgage and car finance market? New figures from the FLA this week show new business fell by 40% YOY in January and t was a similar situation in the consumer … Continue reading

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Creatively creating time. Time to think and to get stuff done.

From on ro-ar.com An odd week this week. It seemed like there was not a lot going on however news-wise, in Collections and Recoveries that is! Maybe this was just more of a function of attention being elsewhere, rather than … Continue reading

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