Webinar: UK SME credit, facing the challenges in the current environment

12 October 2022
The UK economy is experiencing high inflation, rising interest rates, slow growth, and a cost-of-living crisis. These factors, together with the effects of Covid loan repayments, energy shortages, and a rise in bankruptcies, are expected to fuel non-performing loans (NPLs) in the coming years.

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In this 45-minute discussion, we will analyse the NPL market from the perspective of an investor, law firm, financial advisor, insolvency firm, and corporate services provider. Panellists will also answer your questions during the Q&A part of the presentation. 

Here's some of what our panel of experts from Azzurro Associates, Ashurst, Fieldfisher Capital, Begbies Traynor and Vistra will discuss:

  • Macro-economic backdrop
  • NPL market: a brief history
  • What are the steps required to execute an NPL sale?
  • How does SME debt recovery work in practice?
  • What are the key risks, the legal and reputational implications, and how can these be mitigated?
  • How do Covid loans affect the SME credit outlook?
  • What is the outlook for SME credit and NPLs for the next 12 months?
  • What is the forecast for corporate insolvencies over the coming months and years?


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