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Category: Bridging

Don’t abandon SMEs

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is urging the European Commission not to force the UK’s part-nationalised banks to abandon more than two million of…

Despite relatively high levels of optimism about future growth, an overwhelming 77% of respondents to the FPB’s latest quarterly Referendum survey reported seeing the terms…

Trade deficit narrows

Excluding oil and erratic items, the seasonally adjusted volume of exports was 0.8% higher and the volume of imports 2.6% higher in August, compared with…

Commercial First Partners (CFP) has been established to consolidate the activity of individual professionals and provide a range of sales and marketing services that will…

Tory plans would hurt SMEs

He said: “The numbers Mr Osborne thinks this policy would help seem to have been plucked out of thin air. “Many small businessmen will be…

Lloyds TSB protects SMEs

Debtor Insurance protects a firm’s sales ledger by insuring up to 90% of any bad debts, both in the UK and internationally, suffered as a…

Paradigm adds Bond to panel

Paradigm members will now be able to access the personal service provided by Bond Finance as well as tapping in to its wealth of commercial…

Chief Executive, Adam Tyler, explained: “There has been an increase in the number of complaints from clients of residential mortgage advisers who have been put…

Retail sales up in July

The seasonally adjusted value of retail sales for the three months to July was 1.4 per cent higher than the same period a year earlier…

For the Major Seven countries, GDP fell marginally by 0.1% but with considerable variation in national rates, ranging from a 0.9% increase in Japan, following…