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About John McAndrew

Job Title: Chief Executive

John joined Callcredit as Sales Director in October 2000 and was appointed Managing Director of Callcredit in December 2003. He was promoted to CEO in June 2009. He has spent his entire career within the consumer lending and consumer information industry and has successfully led businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

18 Feb

All Change, No Change

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All Change! Callcredit has been particularly fortunate with its investors. The Skipton Building Society took a huge step of faith in 2000 in deciding to start a third credit reference agency. Key individuals (particularly, John Goodfellow, Mike Green and David … » Read more…

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20 Dec

More Reasons to be Cheerful

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We have had a great 2013 for a whole load of reasons: Independent surveys tell us that our customers think we are ok and do a good job Our independent survey tell us that our people are engaged and like … » Read more…

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21 Nov

Sad stuff, happy stuff!

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Sad stuff 50 years ago on Friday the 22nd of November, I was a young boy scout at our regular weekly meet at Our Lady of Grace Group, Charlton, S E London. We were just beginning to pack up for … » Read more…

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14 Oct

Bad, Bad, Bad, It’s all gone wrong!

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I do not blame the management for our performance. The team is just not good enough. The reason the team is poor is because of lack of ambition and lack of investment. One win from ten games bodes ill for the … » Read more…

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09 Aug

Old Man Wows the Crowd

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I know, I know……… you think I am referring to my inspirational speech at the Summer BBQ (well done the entertainment committee!). I was really enthused by the applause, when I finally left the stage. But no – I refer … » Read more…

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24 Jun

It’s getting better, Growing stronger – everyday!!

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(Apologies to Mama Cass) In May 2012 I wrote that the light at the end of the tunnel was a train, do you know, now, I think that I can see some sun coming. Consumer confidence is growing, banks are … » Read more…

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22 Apr

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The Good Good news is that we have the 2012 results signed off! Sales were up over 20% on 2012. EBITDA profit up 31% on previous year. In a tough year for the economy, where we changed and improved most … » Read more…

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22 Mar

Two B’s and 6 V’s

Banks I have met a good few retail bankers in the last few weeks. With a few exceptions the message has been depressing. They are criticised for not lending in the last quarter, yet we are in an economy where … » Read more…

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18 Feb

Silence is Golden

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Mid February and my first blog of the year – pathetic! Callcredit ended 2012 in great shape. The last quarter was our most successful by a long way. Until the year end accounts are signed off by the Board I cannot … » Read more…

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04 Dec

Five Reasons to be Cheerful (and one concern)

Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3) The lasses and lads of Callcredit done good in the Abbey Dash 10k run.  In the team races the lads came 3rd, the lasses 5th – a really great result.  Alas the lads were … » Read more…

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