Businesses scramble for sources of lending

Businesses scramble for sources of lending

 

Businesses scramble for sources of lending
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Many businesses are struggling to access finance through the preferred methods, and may be resorting to putting their personal finances at risk in order to borrow, an AXA Business Insurance survey suggests.

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Nine in ten SMEs want to stay in Europe

Nine in ten SMEs want to stay in Europe

 

Nine in ten SMEs want to stay in Europe
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Nine of every ten small to medium-sized enterprises want to stay in Europe, according to the latest instalment of the QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index, with only one in 25 in

Upfront funding for apprentices is ‘bonkers’

Upfront funding for apprentices is ‘bonkers’

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Skills minister Matt Hancock has dismissed as “bonkers” the notion that businesses taking on apprentices might be expected to put up the full cost of the apprenticeship from their own money …

£4.3bn ‘funding gap’ holds back SMEs

£4.3bn ‘funding gap’ holds back SMEs

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The gap between the amount SMEs would like to borrow and the amount that is actually available from the banks is more than £4 billion, according to a new report.

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Banks’ impact on finance ‘still a concern’ for SMEs

Banks’ impact on finance ‘still a concern’ for SMEs

Bank's impact on finance 'still a concern' for SME's
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Most SMEs are happy with their current banking arrangements, yet many are concerned about the potential negative impact their bank could have on their finances, according to a new report from the Forum of …

Almost half of SMEs have no clue on auto-enrolment

Almost half of SMEs have no clue on auto-enrolment

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Newly published figures from NOW: Pensions reveal that 44% of SMEs have absolutely no idea how to find a pension scheme that will allow them to comply with new laws on auto-enrolment.

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SME owners lose sleep over money worries

SME owners lose sleep over money worries

 

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Newly published research has revealed the extent to which money worries are causing some SME owners to lose sleep – and at the same time, are hampering the growth of …

One in ten Brits face CCJs

One in ten Brits face CCJs

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If you have had a County Court Judgment (CCJ) or its Scottish equivalent, a Court Decree, made against you in the past five years, it seems you are not alone.

Unpaid creditors wait 94 days to act

Unpaid creditors wait 94 days to act

 

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Despite the fact that issuing a Letter Before Action (LBA) or Late Payment Demand (LPD) results in prompt settlement of overdue debts in 80% of cases, debt recovery firm Lovetts claims the typical …

The Importance of Credit Checking: Free Webinar

The Importance of Credit Checking: Free Webinar

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Were you aware that 72% of UK businesses don’t credit check?…