Since the last crash, the banks have been less than supportive when it comes to lending to SMEs. Alternative lenders are a great option, but why are SMEs still so nervous about borrowing?
Brexit risks a reduction in capital investment, which will weaken SMEs’ ability to grow and prosper.
British politics has never been more newsworthy, but it’s about more than entertainment for SMEs.
A proposal launched by MPs in parliament for a brand new tribunal should solve the problems that have beset both SMEs and banks involved in retail banking disputes.
Monzo Bank has launched overdrafts for account holders after the challenger announced it had reached a milestone of 500,000 customers just one month ago.
In his latest Blockchain Bytes column, Barry James looks at why Bank of England governor Mark Carney made headlines last week with his speech on the future of money – headlines which made very different reading from his published speech.
High street bank NatWest has announced a new £150m fund specifically for women-led SMEs throughout the UK, marking International Women’s Day 2018, on 8 March.
Recently published research states that 58 per cent of SME owners think the impact of modern-day invoice fraud on their business would be minimal and that they would lose only a small amount of money if they were targeted. Sadly, this confidence is misplaced.
Contactless payment cards featuring finger-reading biometric sensors have now been introduced in what’s billed a “world’s first”, which could make shopping faster and more secure than ever.
Small business owners have voiced concerns over bank branch closures, poor customer service and a lack of understanding about SME requirements.
In the firmament of Brexit debate emerges an article by Haakon Overli, founding partner of Dawn Venture Capital, published in the Sunday Telegraph. It argues that the use of blockchain can and should be the bedrock for the post-Brexit environment.
You want to grow a business or launch a new project, but banks and venture capitalists won’t give you the time of day – it’s a common predicament.