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Marlin Financial buys portfolios of high-value debts – which are typically around £4,000 each – and makes money when it recovers more than it pays. It has now expanded its total debt book to around £2bn and uses proprietary algorithms to assess risk and maximise its returns. This has helped the company’s revenues increase to £42.8m in 2012. The Worthing-based firm was founded by Martin Dunphy, 46, in 2002 and private equity house Duke Street acquired a majority stake in 2010.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank80
CompanyMarlin Financial Group
ActivityDebt purchaser
LocationWest Sussex
Annual sales rise over 3 years54.77%
Latest sales £000s42,791
Staff113
Founded2002
Websitewww.marlinfinancialservices.co.uk

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