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Drop in County Court Judgements but what does this mean for ...

Posted on Jun 21 2016 by
There has been encouraging statistics to show that the number and total value of County Court Judgements (CCJs) issued against businesses in England and Wales fell sharply during the first quarter of 2016. However the specific...

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Alternative finance challenging mainstream lending...

Posted on Jun 19 2016 by
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...

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

Posted on Jun 15 2016 by
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...

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

Posted on Jun 01 2016 by
Right now millions of new “things” get connected online every day - from toasters and heart monitors, to cars and light bulbs. The mass adoption of devices with multi-layered connectivity has been badged the Internet of...

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

Posted on May 25 2016 by
The annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193 billion per year, according to a new report. It dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which put the figure at around £50 billion in 2013. The...

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Top tips to safeguard security when plugging in to the Inter...

Posted on May 18 2016 by
Connected devices, smart phones or tablets, are no longer the only things with an internet connection.  There's now a vast number of other consumer products, including cars, heart monitors, and clothing, also linked to the...

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Fraud increases by a fifth in one year...

Posted on May 11 2016 by
The overall fraud rate during Q1-2016 continued to grow reaching 54 in 10,000 - compared to 45 in 10,000 during Q1-2015 - spurred on by fraudsters focusing their efforts on current accounts and credit cards. Our latest Fraud...

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Knowing your customers and suppliers’ can help prevent...

Posted on Apr 30 2016 by
Knowing your customers and suppliers’ financial status is important. If you give or extend credit to customers, or your operations rely heavily on a few suppliers, their cash flow and operational problems can quickly become...

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More than one in four Britons won’t shop around for the be...

Posted on Apr 28 2016 by
Britons could be throwing away hundreds of pounds every year by not shopping around for the best deals, our research has found. The YouGov survey revealed that more than one in four (26%) of 18 to 55-year-olds are unwilling to...

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