Category Archives: Opinion

Big Bang or Big Crunch for BNPL?

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) was a hot topic of a couple of conversations last week. Over the last couple of years, it has been an area of significant growth, and one that recently has had a lot of media … Continue reading

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Complex teachings

With the weather now greatly improved, I was reminded this week of the seemingly long summers of my youth, during the last weeks of term. I remember looking longingly out of the window at the time, a blue sky and … Continue reading

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Platinum arrangements

Last weekend was of course the Platinum Jubilee in the UK. For those of you not here, there were lots of festivities, sausage rolls, and cake, but amongst this wave of activity, there was also something else rather nice going … Continue reading

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Sundae desserts – some critical thinking

I had an interesting discussion this week on the role of criticism. Most of us accept that some criticism is part of life. After all a bit of constructive criticism, and making a few mistakes, allows us to be better … Continue reading

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Processing AI

This week I was lucky enough to attend the SmithNovak NPL Europe conference in London. It was an interesting day of discussion through the debt purchase and servicing processes. The industry, which after what seemed to be seeing a slow … Continue reading

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A new rule

Another long weekend this week – in the UK, through April and May, the public holidays just seem to keep coming. This time of year is great, the days are warming up, evenings are getting longer and a few days … Continue reading

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What we can all learn from ABBA

This last week was again a short week, and being an extension of Easter it involved a short trip to London to see Hamilton, the musical, which together with my trip to the ABBA museum in the prior week, has … Continue reading

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More than just cake…

Last week, I spent much of the time out of the country, in Sweden. Apart from considerable overindulgence in excellent cakes, drinking coffee and sampling delicious local food creations (not to mention some rather ropey ABBA dancing exploits too), what … Continue reading

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Office fever?

This week the number of people with COVID in the UK seems to have exploded. About 5m, or 1 in 13, apparently have active COVID cases. It does seem as if everyone knows someone under the weather. With so many … Continue reading

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New approaches to testing

It seems like lots of people have come down with COVID this week, probably more than I have noticed before. Maybe this was, just my psychological bias, mind you, as I also came up double red on the Lateral Flow … Continue reading

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