Risk Management

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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
SMEs feel strain on working capital during summer months

Many businesses thrive on the peak of Summer sales, for others these are the months when business dips due to school holidays and families jetting off to make the most of the sun. The challenge with...

Blog - Jul 2016
Five invoicing mistakes to avoid

48 per cent of UK’s small to medium-sized businesses are frustrated with delayed payments reaching their business bank accounts, an online survey from YouGov and ACI Worldwide has found(1). 33 per...

Blog - May 2016
Top tips to safeguard security when plugging in to the…

We're offering advice for both businesses and individuals to help them improve security and manage the risks that come with using internet-enabled products - also known as the Internet of Things...

Blog - May 2016
SMEs losing more than £9bn in invoice fraud

UK small and medium sized businesses are losing more than £9 billion from invoice fraud every year, this amounts to £1,658 per SME, research by Tungsten Network shows. Of those that have been...

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
Knowing your customers and suppliers can help prevent cash flow…

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...

Blog - Apr 2016
SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cost…

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...

Blog - Apr 2016
How to build a healthy commercial credit score

Your commercial credit score could be one way in which lenders and other companies you do business with assess your financial stability and set payment terms for you. Your commercial credit report...

Blog - Apr 2016
New data sharing rules will help 50,000 smaller businesses

Following a Bank of England-commissioned report, changes will be made to credit data sharing rules. The change to the Principles of Reciprocity (PoR) allow trade credit providers who agree to share...

Blog - Mar 2016
Spring clean your business

Spring is upon us and so is the new Financial Year, there’s no better way to step back from your business, recuperate, reorganise and refresh. Update your business plan Hopefully you...

Blog - Mar 2016
Which consumers are most at risk of ID theft?

Our Mosaic classification system reveals a host of insights into which demographic customer groups are most at-risk from identity...

Blog - Mar 2016