Seven tax breaks for SMEs

Posted on Sep 11 2015 by

Research and development (R&D) tax credits You are eligible for these reliefs if you’re: developing a new product/process; developing a product or process that already exists in an industry but the information to resolve the technical issue isn’t yet readily available or improving an existing product or process. R & D tax credits available to […]

How to understand and meet customer expectations

Posted on Sep 11 2015 by

A happy customer is a loyal customer and loyal customers are valuable customers. But how can you assess customer expectations and what can you do to help meet them?

Retail Sales on Mobile Double Those on Tablets… What Does That Mean for Identity Fraud?

Posted on Sep 11 2015 by

June 2015 figures for the retail industry show that m-commerce saw a 57 per cent increase on June 2014. Interestingly, sales on smartphones far outweighed those on tablets, reporting a growth rate between January and June 2015 of over double that of tablet devices [1].

The changing face of online fraud

Posted on Sep 10 2015 by

Across the globe, more and more people are shifting to digital channels rather than traditional channels (such as the branch or store) to shop and manage their finances. This change in consumer behaviour has led to higher online transactions – and with it an increased risk of fraud. This challenges organisations to strike a balance […]

AML Checks and the 4th Directive in the Gaming Industry

Posted on Sep 10 2015 by

With the Fourth Anti Money Laundering (AML) Directive in place as of the 26 June 2015, the gaming community must now look to increase their due diligence for AML checks on bets and pay-outs of €2,000 and over.

Embracing flexible working practices

Posted on Sep 09 2015 by

How does your working day start? Wake up at 6am, drive your car in angry rush hour traffic, or get on an overcrowded non-ventilated form of transport? Are you exhausted and fed up by the time you arrive at work? What about when you arrive at work? Does the layout of your desk give you […]

What is ‘Friday Fraud’ – and how does it impact law firms and their clients?

Posted on Sep 08 2015 by

Recent press reports have highlighted a problem for lawyers and conveyancers – it’s been dubbed ‘Friday Fraud’. It involves fraudsters using various methods to get the information they need to raid a firm’s accounts or intercept funds due to be paid to a client. It’s called Friday Fraud because they know the best time to […]

Basel compliance is a business opportunity, here’s why…

Posted on Sep 07 2015 by

Regulators are placing significant scrutiny on every business transaction to protect consumers and organisations, requiring lenders to place extra due diligence in all areas of operation. The number of regulations imposed on financial institutions has grown significantly over the past few years to accommodate this, and now far exceeds any level in the history of […]

7 business mistakes to avoid

Posted on Sep 07 2015 by

Insufficient research Before starting your new company and with so many brilliant ideas running through your head, take the time out to do some thorough research. Research the market that you’re looking to enter, it may be a good idea but is it a profitable opportunity? How many competitors are there and how will you […]

SWOT – analysis framework for your company

Posted on Sep 04 2015 by

SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It is the most common tool used for analysis of the overall strategic position of a company and its external environment. The main purpose is to identify the strategies most appropriate for the business model that will utilise the company’s resources and capabilities to the […]