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Drop in lending to SMEs – but savers pay the price - 29th August 2014

Running a small business requires one key thing if it’s going to be successful – funding. The Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) was designed to encourage lending to businesses, but unfortunately, it hasn't had the desired effect. Read More...

Is your business properly protected? - 18th June 2014

Running a business takes a huge amount of skill and organisation, not to mention a decent level of funding, but unfortunately it seems that a lot of smaller businesses aren’t as prepared as they should be. Read More...

Are you optimistic about your business this year? - 27th May 2014

As the economic recovery takes hold for most of the UK, small businesses, although largely optimistic overall, are still remaining quietly cautious about the future. Read More...

Small business owners reluctant to switch banks - 19th May 2014

As a small business, getting your finances in order will be vital. If you haven’t got a decent account or viable funding stream you might not enjoy the success you’d hoped, but a lot of small business owners are actually reluctant to switch banks. Read More...

Business Moneyfacts award winners 2014 announced - 21st March 2014

Last night the 2014 Business Moneyfacts Awards took place in a glittering ceremony at the prestigious Lancaster London Hotel. Read More...

Small businesses still not benefiting from the FLS - 05th March 2014

SMEs rely on securing sufficient funds to start and expand their businesses, but unfortunately it's increasingly difficult to come by. The Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) was supposed to help, but figures show it hasn’t had the desired impact. Read More...

Business optimism at 22-year high - 10th February 2014

With the recovery taking hold it seems that businesses are becoming increasingly confident, with the latest survey from consultants BDO finding that optimism among UK businesses is at its highest level for 22 years. Read More...

Small firms facing late payment - 04th February 2014

Being your own boss can be a wonderful thing, and a report released last week reveals that a lot of entrepreneurs wouldn’t dream of giving up the perks involved. But it can still be incredibly stressful, with late payment being a significant hurdle. Read More...

Cameron pledges to cut red tape for SMEs - 28th January 2014

At a Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) conference held yesterday, David Cameron pledged to reduce the amount of red tape for small businesses to potentially offer savings to the tune of £850 million per year. Read More...

Banks more willing to lend than SMEs think - 23rd January 2014

A report commissioned by the British Banker’s Association (BBA) has revealed that banks are a lot more willing to lend than many smaller companies assume. Read More...


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