United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
Activities Of Call Centres
82.2 - Activities of call centres

117 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
27 March 2015
Foreseen end date
27 March 2015


Stockport based loans company Horizon finance has ceased to trade with the loss of 117 jobs. The call centre which sold loans on behalf of lenders stopped trading on 27 March 2015. The decision to liquidate the company follows an error in listing on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) website. Data providers stopped supplying data because of this notice, believing that the company was not authorised to trade. This in turn led to cash flow problems for the company. The confusion on the FCA website was due to a mix up with a similarly named firm. Although a public apology was later placed on the FCA website, the company was unable to recover from the effect of this mistake.


  • 14 April 2015: Manchester Evening News


Eurofound (2015), Horizon Finance, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 79372, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79372.