Hampshire Trust Bank has unveiled both good and bad news when it comes to being able to secure finance in its SME Growth Watch Report 2016.
Despite the uncertainty still affecting world markets, KBS Corporate claimed 2017 would be the perfect year for selling a business.
What will 2017 hold for the UK’s financial services sector? It’s a question Anthony Duffy, director of retail banking at Fujitsu UK & Ireland, seeks to answer after a look in his crystal ball.
More businesses are prioritising growth – 62 per cent of mid-sized firms viewed it as a high priority in 2015-16, up from 46 per cent the previous year. External investment is often key to that growth.
The UK seems to be struggling when it comes to scaling the global ladder of entrepreneurial countries, but the latest index shows we’re heading in the right direction – and that we could possibly prove next year’s forecast wrong.
Many a report has delved into the desires of the FD and CFO, but have you ever thought about what the career aspirations of young finance professionals today are?
A finance team is the engine room that drives any growing business. They are able to optimise performance, to maintain efficiency and harness the power an organisation needs to push on.
The role finance professionals are playing within our businesses is changing. We are rapidly moving away from those days when they were still viewed as back-office number crunchers, and towards digital working.
“Tired of the fog? Try the frogs! Choose Paris La Defense,” a new French campaign will say in its endeavour to attract British talent.
The financial services sector is broken. However, it is not broke. It still generates enormous revenue, but it does so within a system that is quickly becoming unsustainable.
In her first statement as prime minister Theresa May said of the “underdog”: “I know you’re working around the clock, I know you’re doing your best and I know that sometimes life can be a struggle.” She was not talking about entrepreneurs, but it describes their lives perfectly.
Richard Owen from Your Business Money explains how firms can save thousands by switching bank accounts and getting the best deals to suit their needs.