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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...

Business confidence improving - 06th January 2014

Several surveys released over the last few days show that confidence is improving rapidly among UK businesses, painting a positive picture for the year ahead. Read More...

Small business numbers climb to 6-year high - 16th December 2013

The number of active small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK reached a six-year high of 2.16 million in 2013, according to the National Association for Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB). Read More...

Recovery in commercial property market - 10th December 2013

A survey by Lloyds Bank has revealed growing confidence in the commercial property sector, with around 76% of SMEs and 80% of major businesses expecting increased activity in the market over the next three to six months. Read More...

Boost for businesses - 04th December 2013

The Government has pledged more funding for small businesses by putting an additional £250m into the British Business Bank, less than a week after the Bank of England announced plans to focus the Funding for Lending Scheme on SMEs. Read More...


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