Banks

Government to help firms suffering equity gaps

Large numbers of SMEs are being denied access to the finance they need to grow because they fall between the funding levels that venture capital firms and the banks are prepared to offer.

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Easy access savings accounts fall below official interest rate

A mere 5 per cent of easy access savings accounts are offering returns above the official rate of interest.

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Recession could herald major changes in the business landscape

The ramifications of the credit crunch and the recession could have a profound impact on how UK businesses operate in the future.

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Employment laws included in Queen’s speech

The government’s last Queen’s speech before the next general election contained a number of measures affecting business and the economy.

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Savings accounts deliver little return for the majority

It has been estimated that the majority of savings accounts are failing to provide savers with a genuine return on their money.

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Call to reform stamp duty

Stamp duty needs to be restructured if the housing market is to recover across the whole country, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has said.

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Firms finding it harder than ever to secure finance

Increasing numbers of small and medium-sized businesses are struggling to access the finance they need in order to grow.

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Strategic planning

Everyone knows that a successful business must plan ahead, but all too often the pressures of keeping the business going on a daily basis.

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Corporate finance

Whether yours is a new or a mature business, ensuring that you have the necessary finance is essential for achieving your objectives.

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