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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

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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

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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

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Big Yellow secures refinancing package

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

22 Aug 2014

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Punch outlines share dilution survival plan

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

19 Aug 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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IAS19 discount rates for FTSE 100 pensions on the rise

Accounting assumption movement contributes to improving funding levels

23 Jun 2014

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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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UK CPI inflation falls to 1.5%

Lower costs for transport services, food and clothing contribute to rate decrease

18 Jun 2014

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Latest Opinion

Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork

Agrarian revolution: The Rural Payments Agency's accounts

The Rural Payments Agency's FD talks of its successful efforts to avoid another set of qualified accounts

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

Latest Analysis

New AA FD will hope governance potholes are filled

With AA CFO Andy Boland to leave the newly-listed business alongside the departure of its CEO, will governance concerns be answered prior to a new finance chief's arrival?

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

Investor group uses Betfair as example of disconnect between law and accounting rules

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