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Cutting down fraudulent use of credit cards is just a phone call away
Wednesday, 22 July 2009

With an estimated one in three people affected by credit card fraud in the UK, a new anti fraud service which can cut down misuse by an estimated 80% is being launched.

New Credit Intelligence to Help Exporters Avoid Bad Debts
Thursday, 16 July 2009

Exporters, looking for greater certainty when it comes to payment from prospective customers, can benefit from a new opinion service from Euler Hermes UK, the country's biggest credit insurer.

Some banks imposing blanket bans on pub and restaurant loans, warns FPB
Thursday, 16 July 2009

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) today urged banks not to deny credit to its members simply because they run pubs or restaurants. The small business support and lobby group believes some banks may be automatically refusing loans to firms in the industry due to misplaced fears over their viability.

Business failures continue to rise year on year
Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Leading business information provider, Equifax, has released its Business Failures Report for the second quarter of 2009.  As was the case with Quarter One, the year on year comparison is stark, with an overall increase in businesses going bust hitting nearly 40%.  

Take home pay shows growth for the first time in six months
Thursday, 09 July 2009

The VocaLink Take Home Pay Index, released today, shows the first signs of growth in pay levels after six back-to-back months of decline.

Baseline Capital rebranded to HML Business Intelligence
Wednesday, 08 July 2009

HML, the financial outsourcing provider, has announced it has rebranded its Baseline Capital subsidiary as HML Business Intelligence with immediate effect. The announcement comes 6 months after HML acquired the company, which provides residential mortgage data analysis and performance metrics.

IGI Insurance targets growth with senior business development recruit
Wednesday, 08 July 2009

Specialist UK general insurer, IGI Insurance, has signed up Steve Devine, chairman of Protect, the association of UK creditor insurers, to spearhead a move into the payment protection market. Mr Devine will also be responsible for growing the company’s established GAP insurance and warranty business.

Worst of recession is over but recovery is not guaranteed
Tuesday, 07 July 2009

The results of the Quarter 2, 2009 British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Economic Survey confirm that the worst of the recession is over.

Data from 5,600 companies shows welcome progress in both the manufacturing and service sectors with most key indicators improving in the last quarter. However, almost all the critical measures remain in negative territory and many are still weak by historical standards.

ICO response to report by the Campaign for Freedom of Information
Friday, 03 July 2009

A spokesperson for the ICO said:“We are fully aware of the issues raised in the report by the Campaign for Freedom of Information. The FOI caseload has been discussed in two sessions of the Justice Select Committee in January and February this year.

Bankers recognise the need for change
Friday, 03 July 2009

Bankers are not complacent and recognise the need for change, the British Bankers' Association said today. In response to the Chancellor's promise of a much tougher regulatory system to prevent a repeat of last autumn's financial crisis the BBA said:

The UK Cards Association responds to Government's Consumer White Paper
Thursday, 02 July 2009

Paul Rodford, Head of Card Payments, at The UK Cards Association has responded to the Government's Consumer White Paper.

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