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Royal Bank of Scotland

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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

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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

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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

Feature

REL Working Capital Survey 2014

Businesses are benefiting from an increased focus on working capital, but sustaining improvement remains a challenge, reports Richard Crump

28 Aug 2014

News

Big Yellow secures refinancing package

Self storage business Big Yellow Group refinances with Lloyds, HSBC and M&G Investments

22 Aug 2014

News

Punch outlines share dilution survival plan

Major restructuring of debt outlined by Punch, which will leave shareholders with 15% equity

19 Aug 2014

News

Sirius CFO leaves as board quits Sydney for York focus

Sirius Minerals' focus on York potash sees CFO Jason Murray leave during its relocation process

06 Aug 2014

Feature

What if... Scotland votes for independence?

Finance chiefs don't like uncertainty, and that's the one thing that seems guaranteed if Scotland goes independent, writes Peter Bartram

04 Aug 2014

News

Companies must raise billions to service growth demands

Companies need an extra €103bn of cash each year to sustain current working capital levels without impacting capital investment, PwC study finds

28 Jul 2014

News

Mondi packages up new €750m credit facility

International packaging group Mondi strikes better deal for its extended credit facility

14 Jul 2014

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Growth revision shows 2009 recession shallower than thought

GDP may have reached pre-recession peak, according to data revision from the ONS

01 Jul 2014

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Drugmaker Shire in £241m tax boost

Shire receives tax boost amid takeover approach

01 Jul 2014

News

BoE deputy says interest rates could hit 5% within decade

Sir Charlie Bean's comments contrast with Mark Carney's suggestion 2.5% will be the "new normal" rate

30 Jun 2014

News

ICAS: Government must address ‘debt shy’ SMEs

High-growth businesses are reluctant to access external finance, while credit policy initiatives target the wrong firms, study finds

25 Jun 2014

News

Hume appoints new FD and CEO as it seeks capital injection

Former FD at David Taylor Partnerships joins Hume Capital as asset manager seeks "significant" capital injection

24 Jun 2014

Research

FD Banking Relationship Survey 2014

Despite a period of restrictive covenants and onerous credit terms, FDs remain largely satisfied with their banks, writes Richard Crump

24 Jun 2014

News

IAS19 discount rates for FTSE 100 pensions on the rise

Accounting assumption movement contributes to improving funding levels

23 Jun 2014

News

Santander to refer SME loan requests to P2P lender

First-of-its-kind deal will see small business customers referred onto Funding Circle

19 Jun 2014

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Latest Opinion

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

Latest Analysis

FRC reaches compromise rather than consensus over going concern

The certainty investors are looking for may still elude them under revised going concern guidance

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting error

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll

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