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The CoCredo team is expanding….
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
CoCredo, a market-leading company, providing online company credit reports and business related information, based in in Great Missenden, Bucks, is expanding its team.
Office sector to provide the biggest property investment opportunities
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Nearly two thirds (64%) of institutional investors believe the biggest investment opportunities will be found in the office sector over the next 12 months, according to a new study with 103 property-focussed institutional investors by BrickVest, the real estate investment platform. This represents a significant increase from the same study in October 20162 where just one in five (20%) selected this option.
Amsterdam Trade Bank partners with Misys to deliver connected corporate banking
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Amsterdam Trade Bank (ATB) has embarked on a project with Misys to streamline its banking, treasury and trade finance operations – using Misys FusionBanking Corporate to maximise straight-through processing (STP), reduce the need for manual intervention, and significantly reduce total cost of ownership across all business functions.
Commenting on the UK economy starting to show signs of a post-Brexit wobble
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Commenting on how the UK economy suffered a worse than expected slowdown at the start of the year, Emmanuel Lumineau, CEO at BrickVest, said: “Since the Brexit vote, the Bank of England has cut interest rates and boosted quantitative easing. The latest GDP figures show that the UK economy has seen worse than expected growth in Q1.The UK’s recent economic strength including post Brexit may be beginning to wobble as consumers begin to feel the impact of higher inflation. For the real estate industry, higher inflation means higher construction costs and should lead to an increase in property prices. However in recent months the demand for real estate has softened and it is unlikely that developers will immediately pass on the higher inflationary costs to the end customer.
Telcos must be GDPR ready or risk heavy fines
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Volumes of data handled by telcos are growing fast, and the pressure is on to minimise breaches. With the implementation of new general data protection regulation (GDPR) just one year away, Steve Martin, Data Protection Officer at Equifax, comments:   “Mobile data traffic is set to increase seven fold between 2016 and 2021, and telcos need to work hard to ensure their defences can withstand attempted hacks. The one year countdown to the implementation of GDPR brings an even greater responsibility to ensure security is first class.
Atradius reports that payment default in Eastern Europe is expected to worsen
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Businesses trading with customers in Eastern Europe are being warned to expect a potential increase in payment defaults, reports a new paper by trade credit insurer Atradius.  
Businesses warned to prepare with one year until data protection law change
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has today told businesses there’s no time to delay in preparing for “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”.
Premier League clubs owe £1.3million in unpaid invoices
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Data released today in Creditsafe’s Prompt Payment Premier League, has revealed English Premier League Clubs have overdue invoices totalling £1.3million and 20% are late by 20 days or more beyond the agreed payment terms.
Q1 2017 sees large increase in development finance enquiries, says First 4 Bridging
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
First 4 Bridging (F4B), the development finance and bridging loan master broker and specialist distributor, has today (24th May 2017) revealed it has seen a significant rise in development finance enquiries in the first quarter of 2017.
April mortgage sales plummet by £2.6bn
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Mortgage sales for the UK fell by £2.62 billion in April, down 16.0% on the previous month, according to Equifax Touchstone analysis of the intermediary marketplace.  
Cybersecurity Survey Shows Investment Will Lag Growth in Attacks at UK Companies
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Less than half of UK firms will increase their investment in cybersecurity protection to match an expected rise in data breaches, according to a new survey conducted by research and consultancy firm Ovum for Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO. Less than half of executives surveyed believe their company will have stronger cybersecurity protection in a year. 
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