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E.ONs Scroby Sands offshore wind farm

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Green Investment Bank adds CFO to management team

Green Investment Bank promotes risk officer Peter Knott to CFO as it moves beyond start-up phase

27 Jan 2015

Twenty-pound notes

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Businesses cashflow concerns ease

Fewer businesses experienced difficulties with their cashflow in the second half of 2014, report finds

23 Jan 2015

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IPO returns in 2014 outperform FTSE 100

Returns from company flotations in 2014 outstrip average FTSE 100 performance, Deloitte finds

15 Jan 2015

News

Credit rating lottery putting SMEs at risk

Investigation by Shelley Stock Hutter finds credit agencies recommend widely different credit ratings and credit limits for the same businesses

14 Jan 2015

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Shaft Sinkers CFO & CEO leave as company defaults on loan

Shares plunge as Shaft Sinkers reveals exec departures and loan default

12 Jan 2015

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FD owner Incisive Media announces refinancing deal with Alchemy

Incisive Media – parent company of Financial Director & Accountancy Age – announces refinancing agreement with private equity firm

08 Jan 2015

Interview

Interview: Albion FD Craig Wildman

Since Wildman joined Albion, the business has grown from a 50-man agency turning over £6m to one with almost 100 employees and £8.5m in sales.

07 Jan 2015

News

Advisory fees drive KPMG global sales to $25bn

Consulting and transactional work drive KPMG to record fees; billion dollar data analysis investment proceeding well

10 Dec 2014

Interview

Year ahead Q&A: Mike Brierley, CFO, Metro Bank

In the second of a series of CFO interviews, Mike Brierley, CFO of Metro Bank, outlines the key challenges he will be grappling with in 2015

27 Nov 2014

Feature

European mid-caps hungry for Asia growth

China is now becoming more cash-management friendly for FDs of European middle market companies, opening up more opportunities

18 Nov 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Fans race to Caterham's rescue

OB enjoyed Caterham's ingenuity in attempting to get back on the F1 grid

10 Nov 2014

News

£1.5bn writedown sees Serco go cap in hand to the market

Outsourcer faces huge writedown; covenant negotiations; and rights issue as poor contract controls and strategic blunders take their toll

10 Nov 2014

News

Rangers CFO and CEO quit as club confirms Mike Ashley loan

News of the pair's departure comes as the club confirmed it has agreed a £2m interest-free loan deal with Mike Ashley

27 Oct 2014

News

New Vue finance chief to help expansion drive

Experienced film finance chief Alison Cornwell is drafted in, as cinema chain Vue continues its acquisitive stance

21 Oct 2014

News

Grant Thornton urges government to back mid-sized businesses

Grant Thornton calls on government to show greater support for mid-sized companies as they drive UK growth

20 Oct 2014

News

Punch finally seals 'critical' refinancing

Debt for equity swap agreed with bondholders, including RBS and Lloyds, wiping £600m of debt off its books

08 Oct 2014

News

No difference between big banks, say UK SMEs

Britain's SMEs notice little or no difference in the service they receive from the biggest banks

16 Sep 2014

News

Currency risk costs British SMEs £10bn a year

SMEs must tread carefully to avoid falling into foreign exchange pitfalls

11 Sep 2014

News

Punch gains more support in restructuring bid

Pub group inches towards the requisite number of shareholders onside to allow it to financially restructure

05 Sep 2014

News

FLS lending to small businesses shrinks

Lending to SMEs via government Funding for Lending scheme contracts, Bank of England figures show

29 Aug 2014

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Latest Opinion

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

SMEs bear the brunt of the toxic forex double whammy

It's horrifying that SMEs are unwittingly being sucked into the complicated machinations of the foreign exchange markets

Editor's letter: CFOs to be digitally 'challenged'

Boards desperately require digital expertise - but can CFOs fill the gap, and do they want to?

Latest Analysis

Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

Balfour Beatty's clawback from brink gathers pace with new CFO appointment

Harrison has been poached from travel firm, Hogg Robinson, and will take up his new role, a seat on the board and £400,000 basic salary, later this year

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