economics

5 money saving tips for SMEs

All businesses have the aim of reducing costs and chasing growth; whether your goal is to boost profits, survive in a competitive market place or become more efficient in increasing revenue. By...

Blog - Aug 2016
Challenges you could face when looking to expand your business…

All across Britain, small businesses are constantly being encouraged to think big and expand their horizons by exploring overseas markets. This includes government initiatives such as Exporting is...

Blog - Jul 2016
What is a micro business and is your business one…

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) account for 99 per cent of all enterprises in the UK, approximately 48 per cent of employment and 41 per cent of business turnover. These businesses are the...

Blog - Jul 2016
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What are the challenges currently facing SMEs?

In a rapidly changing world and volatile economy, businesses need to be aware of the challenges they are current faced with. They may not have an entourage of consultants to advise them on how to...

Blog - Jul 2016
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...

Blog - Jun 2016
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...

Blog - Jun 2016
Fraud costs UK economy £193 billion a year – equating…

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

Blog - May 2016
Experian expects CPI inflation to increase very gradually, though the…

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to April, down from 0.5% in the year to...

Blog - May 2016
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...

Blog - May 2016
Online SMEs are missing out on the chance to take…

Just 56 per cent of online small businesses are selling to customers abroad despite the rise in demand for UK products, according to an Ipsos Mori survey conducted on behalf of PayPal. This means...

Blog - May 2016
Preparing for IFRS 9 – A tailored approach to loss…

With a tailored approach, you get the best forecast of future losses for you – one that suits your portfolio perfectly rather than a one-size-fits-all...

Blog - Apr 2016
Preparing for IFRS 9 – The wider benefits of transitioning…

IAS 39 has been around in its current form since 2005, so you may be nervous about the transition to IFRS 9. However, as All Blacks legend Brad Thorn discovered, switching from one system to another...

Blog - Apr 2016