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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

Richard Pennycook

News

Pennycook named chief of Co-op

One of the UK's most senior finance professionals confirmed as Co-op chief, after 15 months as interim head

05 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

Financial uncertainty pervades university FDs

Higher educations FDs torn between spending and investment, against uncertainty in the sector, Deloitte finds

02 Sep 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

Analysis

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

11 Aug 2014

Analysis

Doubtful country-by-country tax disclosures will become norm

Barclays leads the way in first country-by-country report, but widespread adoption remains unlikely, finds Calum Fuller

11 Aug 2014

News

AIB names Richard Pym as next chairman

British banker and former CFO Richard Pym joins Allied Irish Banks as chairman

14 Jul 2014

News

FRC reaches settlement with former Bradford & Bingley FD

CIMA member Chris Willford to pay £13,000 fine for his role in bank’s 2008 bailout

10 Jul 2014

News

Barclays publishes first country-by-country report

Barclays' worldwide effective corporation tax rate 53%, disclosure shows

01 Jul 2014

Feature

The Uncooperative: How the Co-op found itself in a governance crisis

The governance and management of the Co-operative Group has been damned in two separate reviews. Richard Crump looks at where it can go from here

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

Opinion

European companies continue to be impacted by the sovereign debt crisis

Despite signs of improving stability in the European economy, strong headwinds from the sovereign debt crisis continue to impact corporate defaults

16 Jun 2014

Feature

Going hostile: The role of the CFO in a takeover

Bracing for a takeover attempt requires the FD to focus on value, with plenty of risk management thrown in for good measure, writes Graham Jarvis

13 Jun 2014

News

Take part in the Financial Director Banking Relationship Survey

Gain an insight into the main causes of stress between your peers and their main banking partners

28 May 2014

News

Former Vodafone CFO Halford joins Standard Chartered

Andy Halford will join Standard Chartered on 16 June

19 May 2014

Opinion

After the lightbulb moment: An FD's view of starting a business

Baxter Freight FD Steve Rafferty explains how his new business dealt with banking, supplier credit, premises and recruitment

06 May 2014

News

Co-op Bank ends 40-year KPMG audit relationship

Co-operative Bank replaces auditors as management, governance and business practices excoriated in Sir Christopher Kelly report

01 May 2014

News

Co-op Bank announces £1.3bn loss

Bank does not expect any return to profit in the next two years

11 Apr 2014

News

Credit Suisse executive joins RBS as CFO

RBS appoints Credit Suisse exec that advised the Treasury on bank bailout as its next CFO

04 Apr 2014

Upcoming Events

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0930, Tue 26 Aug 2014

New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

Accountancy Age expands on last year's successful masterclasses with new series of courses

Latest Opinion

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

Is the Commonwealth good for British business?

Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth

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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