Today, The Institute of Credit Management (ICM) is a nationally and even internationally recognized body, championing and supporting the cause of its Members working within the credit profession. Some might be surprised to learn, however, that this very British Institution in fact owes its existence to the activities of a group of men 3,000 miles away in the US. It was in June 1934 that a man named Cuthbert Greig, the CEO of what was to become UAPT-Infolink PLC -- received a visit in London from William S Swingle, a manager at the Foreign Credit Interchange Bureau (FCIB) of the National Association of Creditmen. The meeting prompted Greig to visit the US to see in person the work that the association was doing and how it was supporting credit managers and credit management in the US. Development, within the ICM now accelerated at pace. The formal qualification was launched, and the first students enrolled on the correspondence course.