We pioneered responsible collections, the ethical approach to maximising performance

in the interests of clients, consumers and society as a whole. Lowell best practice is enshrined

in The Lowell Way and we have expanded our reach and impact of The Lowell Way through careful

and timely growth. This is our mission, to make credit work better all for businesses,

for consumers and our communities, across Europe. The Lowell Way

drives growth and value, for us and all our stakeholders.

  • 2018
    • Lowell launches new corporate website
    • Lowell acquires Nordic carve-out business from Intrum
  • 2017
    • Lowell achieves FCA authorisation in the UK
    • Former Lowell Group and GFKL rebrand as Lowell
  • 2016
    • Acquisition of Tesch Inkasso Group
    • Acquisition of IS Inkasso Group
  • 2015
    • Former Lowell Group and GFKL agree to become one group
    • Permira acquires Lowell Group from TDR and merges with GFKL
    • Lowell launches Lowell Solicitors Limited
    • Lowell Financial Limited ranked number-one credit management and debt collection business in europe by OC&C
  • 2014
    • Lowell Group granted interim permissions by FCA
    • Lowell Group opens new headquarters in Leeds Valley Park, Leeds
    • AAA-rated Ontario Teaches' Pension Plan acquires significant holding in Lowell Group
    • Interatech and Deutsche Multiauskunftei form part of GFKL Group
  • 2013
    • Lowell Group acquires Interlaken Group
    • Lowell Group ranked in top three leading credit management businesses for the sixth consecutive year
  • 2012
    • Lowell Group breaks new industry ground by placing a $200m high-yield bond
    • GFKL acquires SNT Inkasso & Forderungsmanagement, now GFKL Collections
  • 2011
    • TDR Capital acquires Lowell Group
  • 2009
    • Lowell Group acquires J2 Solutions
    • Advent International becomes the new main shareholder of GFKL Financial Services
  • 2008
    • Exponent Private Equity acquires Lowell Group
  • 2006
    • GFKL acquires Zyklop Inkasso Deutschland
    • GFKL completes the merger of ABIT with GFKL Financial Services
    • GFKL acquires Inkasso Becker Wuppertal
    • GFKL enters global receivables management business with the takeover of Wolter Inkasso, Essen
  • 2005
    • Merger of ABIT and GFKL Financial Services
  • 2004
    • Lowell Group is founded with £20m investment from Cabot Square Capital
    • Merger of Phinware with ABIT 2003
  • 2003
    • GFKL acquires Phinware, Düsseldorf
    • Voluntary public tender of GFKL to the shareholders of ABIT
    • Sirius Inkasso is founded as part of the GFKL Group
  • 1998
    • Proceed Portfolio Services founded as part of the GFKL Group
    • GFKL enters the receivables management business
  • 1997
    • Proceed Collection Services founded as part of the GFKL Group
  • 1995
    • GFKL becomes a stock corporation
  • 1992
    • GFKL Group is founded