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Lowell has appointed John Pears as UK managing director, reporting to group chief executive officer James Cornell.

Pears is a former director of credit risk and operations at Shop Direct, where he drove business change across brands including Very and Littlewoods.

He will take charge of all the UK business; covering the debt purchase business, Lowell Financial, Fredricksons (which provides third-party services) and Lowell Solicitors.

Lowell provides credit management services specialising in debt recovery, data analytics and customer insight, with operations in the UK, Germany and Austria.