Business taxes

Importance of SMEs to UK economy — and how to encourage them

CHRIS THOMPSON explains why small is beautiful for the future of Britain’s GDP CAPITALISM is under the microscope at the moment, largely because of the...
Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Brazilian meeting shines light on potential of fintech future

JOSÉ Lino Sepulcri, president of the Espírito Santo Trade Federation, and Gutman Uchôa de Mendonça, the regional director of the association of Brazilian banks...
UK currency, pound stering

Cash isn’t dead — yet — but report warns that its days are numbered

Remember jingling coins in your pocket, and folding crisp banknotes into your wallet or purse? According to a new report, pretty soon all you’ll...
monitors and skyscrapers

Be wise and digitalise, report urges UK SMEs

A recent report has laid out a digital roadmap that could catalyse up to a £57bn productivity pay-out for UK SMEs over five years The...
AMRC Training Centre

Merchant bankers pitch in to help funding for apprentices

THE NEXT generation of engineers – hopefully brimming with energy and fresh ideas – is taking steps down the education path at Britain’s AMRC...
Money, Growth, Seedlings

High street hopes trump high ambitions for UK companies

UK BUSINESSES are “hyper-local” with few international aspirations, a recent survey revealed. As Brexit draws closer, more than half of those canvassed believe their local...
Military to civilian

Study finds more support is needed for access to finance for self-employed squaddies

The Federation of Small Businesses calls for better access to finance for self-employed people in, or leaving, the Armed Forces community MIKE Cherry, national chairman...
Global Trade Finance

Seven international banks sign-up for global digital network for SME finance

CHEAPER and easier funding for corporates via a global digital network in trade finance: this is the goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
UK Exports

Changes and optimism in the engine room of UK economy

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) are in the news with optimistic projections for Britain’s export trade – despite Brexit – and BNP Paribas appointing...
Moving car at night

Want to speed-up your start-up? An accelerator may be the answer

Successful participants in this scheme could evolve into $100m-evaluated companies, under the guidance of experts. THE Holt Accelerator team is on the search for the...