Denise Crossley It’s all go at Lantern- Industry update from CEO Denise Crossley It has been a busy time for Denise Crossley of Lantern as she launched her new brand, played a major role at the recent Credit Summit and came away with the award of Business Leader of the Year at the Women in Credit Awards. We recently took our chance to ask for her thoughts. Earlier this month I was honoured to be recognised as Business Leader of the Year at the inaugural Women in Credit Awards in London. Like most women in this industry, the awards resonated with familiar views, sentiments and beliefs held by many about the contributions and achievements from the community of women in our sector. Whilst we have seen changes over the years, there remains a disparity in the numbers of female Board members and Executives when compared to our male counterparts. So it is very encouraging to be part of a process that raises the profile of successful women. However these awards were just one part of a tremendously successful event, during which we launched our new brand – Lantern. Participating in panel sessions in the Alternative Lending stream at the Credit Summit provided a great platform for us to showcase the new brand, and to remind the industry that our fresh new approach remains underpinned by a skilled and collaborative management team. Can you tell us a little more about your new brand? Whilst the brand is new, we’ve been in this business since 2008 and we know there are different ways of collecting consumer debt. At Lantern, we happen to believe in doing it the right way. We are very proud of the growth of our business over the last 10 years and the new name mirrors our reputation for industry leading standards of care, regulatory compliance and portfolio management. Now, our commitment to doing things the right way will be reflected in our name too. How can people get in contact with Lantern? We believe we deliver an industry leading, low risk debt purchase experience in the performing and non-performing categories of the Alternative Lending sector, and would be delighted to discuss debt purchase opportunities throughout 2018.

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