ezbob hopes to take alternative lending ‘into new realm’ in 2015

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Repossession rates are on the increase, especially in the north

Strategic property purchases can help boost an investment business – and repossessions offer a great opportunity.

Business recovery – What help is available?

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Almost half of employees would take income protection over a pay rise 

Uncertain times lead to a desire from workers to secure protectoin

Employer-sponsored protection is featuring highly when it comes to staff preferences, alongside other features such as pension packages.

What you need to know about online finance options

Despite the struggles for SMEs to secure finance, the number of options available continues to grow. Clive Lewis, head of SME issues at the ICAEW, provides a guide to what is out there.

The pragmatist’s guide to currency management for businesses expanding overseas

If new to the foreign exchange market, expertise and guidance are invaluable

While growing a company in new territories can be a baptism of fire, currency management need not hold back a business – as Halo Financial director David Johnson explains.

How to release finance from its administrative burden

Stuart Evans, chief technology officer at Invu, explains how using electronic and automated invoice processing can ease the strain on finance departments.

Time to invest in Cuba?

Growth in Cuba has long been hindered by its trade embargo with the US

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How will the bedroom tax affect houses sold with long term tenants?

The bedroom tax is having a big affect on the way in which landlords manage properties.

Less capital on hand for SMEs to invest

A fall in the amount of cash SMEs have readily available to invest in the business has been noted by new research carried out by Bibby Financial Services.

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