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SMEs guide to preparing for Christmas

As the Christmas season starts to loom upon us, SMEs up and down the country are preparing for the most lucrative trading opportunity of the year. In the next few weeks, everyone will be rushing to...

Blog - Nov 2015
Elderly home-owners increasingly targeted by identity thieves

Extended families from multi-cultural backgrounds also at higher risk, while two-thirds of all identity theft victims are also...

Blog - Nov 2015
Paying bills late could be more damaging than you think

According to new figures, the problem of late payments straining SMEs finances is getting worse; being owed a total of £67.4bn in unpaid invoices, that’s up 8 per cent from this time last year...

Blog - Oct 2015
Don’t let petty cash wreak havoc in your company

Mishandling of petty cash costs UK businesses £1.8billion a year, this amount of money could potentially employ an extra 72,000 people into the UK workforce. The biggest problem with management of...

Blog - Oct 2015
Current account switchers top two million within two years of…

More than two million bank customers have opted to use the seven-day account switching service within the first two years of the service's...

Blog - Sep 2015
Seven tax breaks for SMEs

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...

Blog - Sep 2015
7 business mistakes to avoid

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...

Blog - Sep 2015
Dramatic increase in current account fraud

Current account fraud almost doubles due to extensive large scale organised...

Blog - Aug 2015
Why dusting off dormant accounts is vital to safeguarding savings

It's a simple and straightforward process that could help safeguard life savings for years to come and ensure they continue to enjoy the protection offered by the Financial Services Compensation...

Blog - Aug 2015
Is this the Tipping Point for banks?

Right now retail banking has reached a Tipping Point as more money than ever before is being invested into financial technology ventures. Analysis shows that challenger banks are currently seeing...

Blog - Jul 2015
New industry body will highlight the cost of fraud in…

The government’s fraud cost estimate set to be revived. UK’s only indicator on the total cost of fraud to be launched this...

Blog - Jul 2015
Current accounts become number one fraud target

Current account fraud has now surpassed mortgage application fraud, which until now had been the biggest target - 83 out of every 10,000...

Blog - Jul 2015