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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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Fraud, identity and the emerging Internet of Things...

While we're not directly producing IoT “things,” we work with companies and organisations that do, to help them safeguard their customers and themselves from the impact of fra...

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Fraud costs UK economy £193 billion a year – equ...

New research shows fraud costs the UK economy £193 billion a year - equating to More than £6,000 lost per second every d...

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Fraud increases by a fifth in one year...

Large payments have been diverted and fraudsters have disappeared with the money. We are also seeing an increase in impersonations of the deceased within mortgage fraud. Fraudsters use the ID of people who have recently passed away but who previously lived at a...

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How can I find the best bank account for my business?...

There’s no denying that a bank account is a must, be it for a business, or an individual. Long gone are the days of carrying around a coin purse, the majority of things are paid for by a little piece of plastic now, with that magnetic strip and the...

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Car finance – the growth of PCPs...

The growth in new car registrations remains fuelled by finance agreements and the dominance in PCP deals suggests that consumers remain content with the concept of financing their use of the vehicle rather than aiming to own it...

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New regulation to give hope to SMEs rejected by banks ...

In March’s Budget 2016, it was announced which three organisations would be the designated finance platforms under the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015. The objective of the regulation was that, if a small business is rejected for finance by big banks, they’d be obliged to...

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SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cos...

Our third annual data breach preparedness study highlights a real lack of understanding among SMEs when it comes to quantifying the true cost of a data...

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7 types of funding available to SMEs and trends in len...

Whether you’re a start-up or a mature business, at some point in time you’re likely to require finance. But how do you determine which type of finance is right for your business and crucially, what are your chances of success? You may have been successful in the past, but...

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