Intrum 100 years
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A word from the CEO: Welcome to Intrum 100 years
In 1923, Intrum was founded as Justitia Upplysningsbyrå in Sweden. Today’s Intrum Group works across Europe and draws on a legacy that is actually even older. It’s a history of ensuring that companies get paid while helping their customers become debt-free. It’s a heritage to build on as we help our clients and customers build a sound economy – for another 100 years, at least.
A brief history of the European debt collection industry: The road to empathetic problem-solving
Over the centuries, the credit management industry has gone from imprisoning debtors to helping them become debt-free. Today, that approach is aided by an increasing number of digital tools. Recent developments also build on clearer regulatory frameworks, which help all parties fulfil their obligations.
Brief history of Intrum: The road to a cohesive credit management group
Today, Intrum works across Europe. The name comes from a small Swedish debt collection agency that was founded in 1923. From there, it grew through partnerships and mergers to become the market’s leading credit management firm – with roots that now go even further back.
Being the grease in the financial system
Being able to borrow money and buy on credit are foundations of the economic ecosystem. Throughout history, though, there have always been those who cannot pay their debts. That’s when credit management companies step in, keeping the economy running and instilling trust in the system – whatever the macroeconomic fluctuations might be.
The role of sustainability in debt collection
For years, Intrum has made sustainability an integral part of its operations. But what does “sustainability” actually mean to a credit management company? Intrum’s Global Sustainability Director shares her thoughts on this, how expectations have risen in recent times, and what’s needed to succeed going forward.
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Removing the stigma of debt
For most people who struggle with debt, it is a distressing situation. The internal shame they may feel isn’t helped by the social stigma. Talking to someone about their financial problems can make it easier to move forward. A more open discussion, in general, about financial issues could help ease the stigma of debt – and contribute to better financial well-being for more people.