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Alternative finance challenging mainstream lending...

Before the concept of alternative finance or peer to peer lending was born, borrowing money off high street banks to start your first business or to grow it was just about one of the only options available. However with the rise in popularity of alternative finance, SMEs now have...

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Experian’s benign CPI forecast broadly unchanged as CP...

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to May, unchanged from April. Other than a spike in CPI in March, due largely to the timing of Easter, inflation has been at 0.3% for every month so far this...

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How do pension providers decrease costs and operate mo...

Changes to legislation created a storm in the pensions market last year with regulatory and operational costs driven up as new-found consumer freedoms encouraged customers to move money or otherwise swamp providers with requests for information on their accounts. Legacy The challenge mounting for pensions providers is fierce. The...

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Treat the cause of late payments, not the symptoms...

Late payments is a big problem for many organisations in the UK and its impact on those with fewer than 50 employees are typically twice as likely as large corporates. Many SMEs don’t manage or pay close enough attention to their payments until it’s too late and the payment...

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Advantages of the business owner...

Are you proud, inspired or feel fortunate to own your own business? A survey by AXA PPP Healthcare has revealed 70 per cent of 500 small businesses are. In addition 58 per cent said they appreciated the flexibility that comes with running their own business and 37 per cent said...

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A guest post by our partner – E2Exchange...

E2Exchange is a community of over 12,000 of the UK’s most established entrepreneurs, sophisticated investors, world-class providers and experienced non-executive directors. Alongside our Honorary President Sir Richard Branson, we work to connect individuals and their companies with opportunities for growth. How networking can create extraordinary opportunities for your business...

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The Future of Mortgage Applications...

There are some things in life we can no longer live without. Even though when we bought them they seemed like a novelty. When we first purchased a smart phone we didn’t buy it primarily so we could access the internet, neither did we buy our film streaming package...

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What are capital allowances and R&D tax credits a...

Firstly, a brief introduction. Capital allowances and Research and Development (R&D) tax credits are forms of tax relief available to UK-based companies. Capital allowances, to the unfamiliar, are offset against corporate or income tax and you’re able to claim them in a number of different scenarios, against various costs...

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What is a Single Customer View? What are the benefits?...

A Single Customer View (or SCV) is a single view of your customer including all their known contacts points and preferences. Read on for how to create one and what it enables marketers to...

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