Five top tips on surviving the office Christmas party

Christmas is a time we tend to indulge. It’s not uncommon for many of us to eat a little too much, slack off the gym and have a few more tipples than usual....

The future of FS – 2020 predictions from Software AG

Laura Crozier, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, Financial Services at Software AG, has put together some of her thoughts, exploring the role of integration...

The FLA’s Priorities for 2020 – an agenda for the incoming Government

The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has identified three improvements that the incoming Government must adopt to transform customer protection in the...

Is My Export Business Ready For Brexit?

Brexit is going to pose challenges for anyone who deals with members of the EU. Read more to find out if your export business is ready. A lot of our clients...

Leeds-based financial recruiter launches specialist credit control division

Leeds-headquartered financial search and selection consultancy Woodrow Mercer Finance has launched a new division specialising in the recruitment of credit...

Premium products defy UK export slide

British-made luxury goods, sports and leisure equipment and homeware exports grew consistently during the first three quarters of 2019, outstripping the...

Twelve days of Christmas returns, what will Knowledge Bank give to you?

The UK’s largest criteria search system Knowledge Bank will next week, and for the second year running, launch its hugely popular ‘12 Days of Christmas’...

Top Tips for Enforcing your CCJ

Customer on-boarding – think ahead! Make sure you have enough information when opening your customer accounts. i.e. details of any property they own, where...

October sees shake-up in brokers’ criteria searches

New figures from criteria search specialist Knowledge Bank show a shake-up in the most common criteria searches performed by brokers in October. Changes were...

UK adults reach ‘boiling point’ 156 times a year on average

A new study by CABA, the charity supporting the wellbeing of chartered accountants and their families, has found that in the UK, adults reach ‘boiling...

Landlords to desert the industry if ‘Right to Buy’ becomes law

So, we may have a general election to navigate in the coming months – and one group who will be watching the opinion polls closer than most will be...

Mothercare to call in administrators

As yet another famous retail giant looks set to disappear from our High Street, Dr Gordon Fletcher, retail expert at the University of Salford Business School,...

Fleet Mortgages launch revamped website

Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let specialist lender, has today launched a revamped and redesigned website including a range of new features and content...

Late payment crisis threatens small business growth

Nearly two thirds of small businesses (62%) experience late payment issues and it is the larger ventures that are being hit the hardest – according to new...

Has the construction industry been affected by Brexit’s “creeping paralysis”?

The value of all construction contract awards in September 2019 was £4.7 billion based on a three-month rolling average, which is a decrease of 2.5% on...

Women shunning weddings in favour of home ownership

British women appear to have fallen out of love with getting married – with just four per cent choosing to spend money on a wedding rather than a house...

StepChange welcomes Google’s crackdown on exploitative debt service ads

Following a campaign by StepChange Debt Charity which drew attention to the misleading advertisers impersonating reputable debt charities, Google has today...

Businesses urged to capitalise on exceptional lending rates for asset finance

Lenders battling for the custom of Brexit-wary SMEs are offering some amazingly competitive deals, a leading financial broker has said. Karina Gallagher says...

Consumer car finance market falls by 2% in August

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance...

Third of British businesses concerned about Brexit supply chain impact, R3 research finds

One third (33%) of UK businesses are concerned about the potential impact Brexit will have on their suppliers and customers, according to new research from R3,...

Comment – This time is different

Feels familiar, doesn’t it? Seven months down the line and approaching another Brexit deadline with little to show for the delay. But while politics might...

Domestic agenda should be built around giving people more control of their lives, argues CPS

‘Take Back Control’ was the slogan that swung Britain behind Leave. But after Brexit, argues Robert Colvile, politicians should make giving back control...

More than half of companies still use paper and spreadsheets to manage supply chain risk

A recent survey by independent survey firm Verdantix of environmental health and safety (EHS), procurement, operations and risk management executives in six...

Two thirds of financial institutions prepared for a no deal-Brexit

Senior leaders within financial institutions have become less optimistic about the prospects for their own sector as the outlook for the domestic economy...

Cifas research reveals false housing benefit claims are the third most prevalent fraud in UK

Recent research carried out by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has revealed that falsely claiming Single Person Discount is the third most...

SmartSearch named in Sunday Times TechTrack100 annual list of Britain’s fastest-growing tech companies

Leeds Anti-Money Laundering (AML) firm SmartSearch is officially one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Britain after being named in the Sunday Times...

Ultimate Finance announces strategic refocus to invest further in asset-based lending

Specialist asset-based lender, Ultimate Finance, today announces a strategic refocus of its product portfolio as it withdraws from the unsecured loan market to...

Comment – Is the ECB easing too early?

Euro interest rate markets are pricing in a rate cut by the ECB at its next policy meeting on 12 September. The current Euribor forward curve suggests that the...

Small businesses set up plans for overseas expansion

Across nine UK regions, more than one in five small business owners (22%) are looking to expand into new markets overseas in order to achieve business growth....

A Leading Light In A Changing Industry

It’s been a busy few years in the alternative lending sector. FCA supervision of the sector in 2014 has been followed by a renewed focus on a few businesses...

From career woman to working mum

Mum’s Enterprise Ltd, a company dedicated to facilitating positive change and gender equality across the nation,have today launched their report; ‘FROM...

‘Taking the robot out of the human’

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a hot topic nearly everywhere at the moment, and is also starting to develop within the collections environment. RPA...

7 Top Tips to Improve Invoice Finance Due Diligence

Underwriting a new Invoice finance deal is said to be the point of greatest risk for the lender. Saying “no” is easy but will not grow your business, and...

Adare SEC celebrates becoming first communications member of the CSA

A leading provider of technology-led, paper-based and electronic communication solutions is the first communications company to become a member of the Credit...

Trio of senior hires at Ardent as growth continues

Liverpool based DCA Ardent Credit Services has made three senior appointments as its long-term growth plan continues to yield results. Ruth Pointon has been...

Christiane Neumueller named Country Manager Germany

Christiane Neumüller has been named as Country Manager Germany of SIA as of 1st January 2018, reporting directly to SIA’s International Division Director...