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The world is getting smaller, so SMEs need to start getting smarter about international payments

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How SMEs can manage the Christmas Crunch 

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Why aren’t SMEs taking advantage of R&D tax breaks?

There are numerous ways in which SMEs can claim financial incentive rewards for R&D investments: so why are so few doing so and how can we increase awareness?

Sole trade budgeting tips to avoid debt

General administrative duties can get in the way of SMEs monitoring their finances.

As a sole trader, keeping an eye on your finances can sometimes prove tricky - particularly when you're already snowed under with the day-to-day running of your business.

The importance of managing your foreign exchange exposure to maximise profits

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SMEs reach new heights with a boost from their accountants

SME boost: Bankstream GM Frank Woods

Increased automation in accounting processes is allowing SME leaders to concentrate on growth and filling the Treasury's coffers

The rise of fintech in wealth management: the rise of the robo-advisor?

Fintech looks set to disrupt every financial sector you can think of: so how will its effects of increased automation be felt within wealth management?

Invoice fraud: how to protect your business against bogus claims

With invoice fraud on the increase, here are some ways to spot the increasingly sophisticated techniques used and protect your business

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