SMEs: Eight out of 10 struggle to access funding for growth

According to the latest research, 80 per cent of UK small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to access funding to grow their business.

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Marriage Allowance: Warning as copycat website charges excessive fees to claim free rebate

Experts are warning taxpayers to be aware of the copycat website that appears to be similar to HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) official website, with the firm charging exorbitant fees to claim the Marriage Allowance rebate.

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Overspending at Christmas is causing people to get into debt

According to the latest research, 30 per cent of people in the UK get into debt every year due to overspending at Christmas.

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Millions at risk of being left behind by a cashless society

According to the latest research, cash usage is declining throughout the world, with credit/debit cards, bank transfers and eWallets becoming the most popular method of payment during the last year.

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UK businesses could lose £195 million per day in workplace productivity

According to new research, the UK economy could lose £195 million per day in wages because employees are spending an average of 1 hour 24 minutes every day being unproductive.

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Personal insolvencies on the verge of highest level for a decade

According to official figures, the number of people facing insolvency is set to reach the highest level for almost a decade, following an annual increase of more than 22 per cent in December.

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FCA announces crackdown on car financing industry

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial regulator, has announced a crackdown on the car financing industry, saving drivers £165 million.

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SME Finance Charter to “increase small business access to finance”

The new SME Finance Charter will ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have access to finance, it has been revealed.

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Businesses taking extra cash-flow measures ahead of Brexit

According to the latest research, small business owners are increasing the amount of cash they’re holding in current accounts ahead of Brexit.

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New council to increase access to small business finance, says minister

A new enterprise scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses to access finance and take advantage of post-Brexit business opportunities, it has been revealed.

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Small businesses raise millions through Bank Referral Scheme, figures show

More than 1,700 businesses have been granted alternative finance options through the Bank Referral Scheme (BRS) after being turned down for traditional business loans, new figures reveal.

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Half of UK SMEs are struggling with cash flow

According to the latest industry research, 2.5 million (44 per cent) UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling with cash flow as they prepare for Brexit.

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Late payments causing businesses more problems than last year

According to the latest research from the Independent Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), late payments are more of a problem for businesses than they were last year.

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Victims of scams to be refunded by banks

Thousands of people who fall victim to scams are to receive new protection, after a number of the UK’s biggest banks agreed to introduce a new code.

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Businesses urged to consider vulnerable people’s access to financial services

MPs have urged businesses to consider vulnerable people’s access to financial services, with talk of the UK becoming a cashless society.

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