Quick Capital’s FD gives his opinion on the FCA’s leaked investigation of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s GRG scheme – and how it has fuelled the rise of alternative lenders.
AI will disrupt the finance industry, there’s no doubt about it. But according to Andrew Paton-Smith, creator of www.Jazoodle.com, the accountancy and business advisory profession in particular will go through an evolutionary process.
Finance is renowned for having some of the most stressed workers. But with increasing pressure and a lack of effective wellbeing measures, FDs and CFOs across the globe predict fatigue will soon dominate their lives.
Peter Tuvey, co-founder of Fleximize, believes that business is about more than just the product, the technology or service – it’s about creating personal customer relationships. Here, he discusses whether automation is a threat or an opportunity.
A letter addressed to CEOs across the globe has garnered attention. Written by the head of investment company BlackRock, it suggests more businesses should serve a social purpose.
There are some major factors to consider when thinking about how the accounting industry will look in a decade’s time; many components are already forcing change, and this shift is showing no signs of stopping.
Fresh from holding The FD Surgery in Manchester in November, Real Business followed up with the HR for Finance Directors event on Wednesday 6 December.
As much as we love Christmas, it can be a challenging time for small businesses. For some it is a peak period of the year. While this seems like a great thing on the surface, it actually throws up all sorts of issues to be dealt with by over-stretched management teams – and could lead to a cash flow crisis.
While revenue, profit and costs are all equally important, your cash management, in terms of your daily, weekly, monthly trading, is what keeps your company afloat. Ignore it at your peril.
Some 84 per cent of entrepreneurs have plans to secure up to £10m in the next 12 months, although they don’t expect it to be easy.
Finance bosses may be confident about current retention and recruitment strategies, but that hasn’t prevented them from being victim to the dreaded skills gap.
The Bank of England has today announced a bank interest rates rise, which will be the first in a decade, and the UK’s entrepreneurs have been vocal with their thoughts.