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Utilities & Telecoms Conference

Just, the enforcement market integrator, has committed to be headline sponsor of the Credit Strategy Utilities & Telecoms Conference and Awards for the next three years.

At a time when call volumes in collections have been peaking across all sectors and creditors have transformed their operations, the U&T Conference will provide a platform for collections leaders to share information and best practice on collections processes, enforcement policies, vulnerability initiatives and use of technology.

For Just, this sponsorship comes after the company secured contracts to deliver post-judgment enforcement solutions to multiple utilities firms. Announcing the partnership, Just founder, Jamie Waller, said: “We want to help make enforcement accessible, safe and cost effective for the industry to use and we’ve started lobbying government on a number of points, such as the correct application of VAT, introducing virtual technology, and reducing the court cost of issuing proceedings.” 

Just provides the data analytics, behavioural science, open banking and early-stage collections and vulnerability treatment plans for clients. It also integrates with the industry to provide the physical enforcement visits, but only where necessary. During the Covid-19 lockdown, the company launched an industry first - a virtual enforcement solution.

We predict a tsunami of debt is on its way, across utilities, telecoms and many other sectors. Post-litigation enforcement is a good way for the utilities sector to secure meaningful payment plans against debtors assets.

Just director of client development, Victoria Oliver, said: “It’s important that we support the industry during these challenging times by not only bringing better and more suitable solutions to them, but also supporting learning and development amongst their peers. We feel that sponsoring the U&T Conference for three consecutive years provides that support.”