Perch Group demonstrates commitment to ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’ by joining Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG)

Published 20th February 2023

Perch Group, which offers market-leading, data-led services across the whole debt lifecycle, has become a Member of the Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG).

Not-for-profit UK membership organisation MALG was founded in 1987 and now has hundreds of Members from across the credit, money advice, public sector, collections, enforcement and related sectors who ‘work together to improve the lives of people in debt’. By becoming a National Member of MALG, Perch Group, which incorporates Perch Capital Ltd, FCA-regulated ACI-UK Ltd, SRA-regulated TM Legal Services Ltd and FieldConnect Ltd, is demonstrating its commitment to this aim.

Simon Unsworth, Chief Risk & Customer Officer, Perch Group, comments:

“As a fast-growing, ambitious debt purchase, collections, re-connection and litigation firm serving thousands of customers, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of best practice and recognise the need to listen to, engage and collaborate with the wider sector. MALG’s unique formula as a facilitator of productive debate and dialogue has seen it grow in influence over the last few years and we are excited to be a part of such a dynamic organisation.”

Bob Winnington, CEO of MALG, adds:

“We have hit the ground running in 2023 with a raft of new Members who are recognising the growing importance of collaborative working across the debt sector post-pandemic and amidst the cost-of-living crisis. Debt purchase and collections firms like Perch Group are an incredibly important stakeholder group in improving the lives of people in debt and, by becoming Members of MALG they are ‘walking the walk’ and not just ‘talking the talk’ when it comes to transparency and desire to continuously enhance practices. We are very pleased to have Perch Group on board and look forward to their involvement in our virtual and face-to-face events this year and beyond.”

In May 2022, Perch Group, which now manages more than one million accounts valued at over £500 million for a range of creditor clients, announced the completion of a management buy-out and significant investment from Quilam Capital to fuel its ambitious growth plans.