Paul Smith, CEO

Hello all. I was honoured to meet many of you, address attendees and introduce our President Kevin Hellard and former Chief Bankruptcy Registrar Stephen Baister’s illuminating speeches at our 60th Anniversary Celebration in London. I have equally enjoyed the Roadshows, with various updates from our speakers, and the many great conversations that were had. I look forward to capping the year off with what looks to be an excellent 12th Personal Insolvency Conference in Salford on 25 November.

There are a number of regulatory updates in this month’s issue, all of which are important to note. On the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) front, the latest edition of SARs in Action is out, and available in this newsletter. As ever, the publication makes for essential reading for all members. Equally, and staying with money laundering, we have a reminder on AML training for IPs, as well as access to courses available at a discounted cost to members from our partners Insolvency Support Services (ISS). There is news on Scottish insolvency, with updated Notes for Guidance for Trustees released from the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB), as well as an important note for anyone who may be appointed to an energy company insolvency (both within insolvency news and alerts) – just a few of this month’s updates to note.

Well done to all of our Student members who have just sat the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) exam. I hope that the exam went well for you and your hard work is reflected in your final mark.

Wishing you all the very best.