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We like to involve ourselves in the wider business and credit industry community.

We are proud to announce that CoCredo has joined the AICDP (The Association of International Credit Directors and Professionals) as the UK Corporate Partner.

The AICDP is an organisation for Credit professionals of all levels. It is a membership organisation for Credit Professionals, helping to raise standards and share best practice in the UK, Europe and beyond.

The knowledge and expertise of the AICDP members is world class and the unity of the members in the common belief to drive the profession to the next level in education, operational excellence and designing the competencies of a successful credit professional will be the foundations of its continued success.

AICDP provides support and advice on organisational structure and organisational change similar to ones transitioning to Shared Service Centre models, and is a focal point for international economic media who want information and commentary on international credit and collection matters.

Commenting on this partnership CoCredo's MD Dan Hancocks said, "I am looking forward to working closely with the AICDP and to attending their events and meeting with likeminded credit professionals."

Bucks Business First are a business-led, business-focused community for new, established and growing businesses across Buckinghamshire.

Over the last few years we have built up a fantastic relationship with them attending many of their seminars and training events. We have been extremely honoured to have won numerous awards at their Bucks Business Awards including Business Leader of the Year 2018 and Company of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Excellence in Customer Service.

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) is the largest recognised professional body in the world for the credit management community.

Formed over 75 years ago, the Institute was granted its Royal Charter in 2014. Representing all areas of the credit and collections lifecycle, it is the trusted leader and expert in its field, providing its members with support, resources, advice and career development as well as a networking and interactive community.

CoCredo is a member of the CICM and we were proud to have been awarded ‘Credit Information Provider of the Year 2019’ this year as well as Employer of the Year. 

We are proud to be corporate partners of Forums International. They are a leading provider of credit professional forums and focus groups both in the UK and Europe. With over 20 years’ experience of delivering forums and events they have established an enviable reputation throughout the credit profession. Forums International currently operate 10 credit professional forums across and within a variety of industries.

The Forums have enabled us to listen to credit professionals throughout the industry and understand the challenges they face on a daily basis. They have also allowed us to develop best and new practices as well as gather members feedback. This has helped us to greatly improve the quality and benefits we deliver to forum members. The forums also enable us to communicate on a regular basis with our members, corporate partners and associated companies. 

Commenting on this, Dan Hancocks, MD at CoCredo said, “We are proud to have a fantastic partnership with Forums International. Their reputation in the industry is outstanding and we enjoy working with likeminded individuals to help the industry progress. Alongside this, our inclusion in the CICM think tank helps us to shape the products and services that the industry needs.”

Managing Director Laurie Beagle has played a significant role in building the credit community across Europe. He is regularly invited to contribute articles to industry publications, particularly on international matters. Laurie is a member of the CICM Advisory Council and in 2016 was elected to the position of Chair of the Executive Board. Commenting on the partnership with CoCredo Laurie said,

“CoCredo have been corporate partners of Forums International for the past two years. Dan Hancocks and his team are a good match for us as we both have the same aims and goals. That is to contribute to building a high quality credit profession that delivers results for their specific industries and companies. The Credit Professional Forum which is supported by CoCredo is our oldest forum having been formed in 1991. Dan and his team contribute to the subjects discussed as well as leading workshops and discussions. We are very pleased to have CoCredo as a partner.”

CoCredo officially accredited by the FSQS

CoCredo is proud to announce that we are now officially accredited by the FSQS (Financial Services Qualification System). The accreditation highlights a successful audit process and demonstrates our dedication and responsibility to our ongoing risk management processes and practices.

The FSQS is "A community of financial institutions including banks, building societies, insurance companies and investment services, collaborating to agree a single standard for managing the increasing complexity of third and fourth-party information needed to demonstrate compliance to regulators, policies and governance controls”.

This accreditation now makes it easier to do business with CoCredo, through the FSQS process. For more information, please get in touch on 01494 790600 or via our contact us page.

Let's Talk Credit

CoCredo is delighted to announce that we are now a Strategic Partner of Let’s Talk Credit.

Let’s Talk Credit (owned by Brent Cumming), run credit risk forums for credit professionals that promote best practice and encourage the sharing of industry information on a variety of issues and topics of interest.

Let’s Talk Credit run 12 Credit Risk Forums across 9 different industries. Their forums are focused not just on having guest speakers but on sharing payment experiences of both existing and new customers. The groups choose businesses they wish to discuss and in turn analyse data and share experiences.

The forums have been online during Covid but are now starting to become face to face once more.

To see the full list of forums taking place visit:

SME Supporting Growth and Survival Programme


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We are pleased to be part of this new group aimed at supporting SME businesses.

Forums International has joined forces with key drivers from the credit industry to create the SME Supporting Growth & Survival programme. Leading experts from Forums International, CoCredo, Begbies Traynor, Martyn Brooke Credit Management Consultant, Grow With Us & Thornbury Collections will be on hand to help and support members as businesses pivot, change and grow.

This is a new style collaboration programme that has been launched with leading industry experts, designed to help and support SMEs as we all navigate the unchartered waters post-covid.

Watch the video to find out what our MD Dan Hancocks has to say about the programme.

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