All Financial Management

Foreign exchange: Do you know how to hedge?

Forecasting foreign exchange rate fluctuations

Hedging on foreign exchange rates can be a money-spinner for SMEs if done well: so how can you make sure you reap the benefits?

Currency markets: Is your business prepared for any fluctuations?

How will your business respond to changes in the foreign exchange market?

Global tax: How do UK rates compare to other countries?

Countries with the highest global income tax rates

How do the tax rates in the UK compare to other countries? Would moving help your income tax affairs or hinder them?

New leaf: A new tax year is a good time for a fresh start

Use the start of a new tax year to turnover a new leaf

The end of the tax year can send business into blind panic: but if you start it well you can reap the rewards 12 months down the line

Done deal: Business loans can be crucial when expanding

How to apply for a business loan

If you’re looking at expanding your business, hiring new staff or bridging a finance gap, then taking a loan from your business bank can be the way forward

Increasing efficiency: Getting the right software in place 

Here, in association with Sage, we look at two companies that improved their operations by turning to a comprehensive software solution

Wish EU were here: Cyprus offers a gateway to Europe

Cyprus citizenship by investment – Fast-track entry into the European Union

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

This piece, in association with ezbob, highlights the way the alternative finance lender is shaking up its business finance products in 2015

Training staff to use payroll software can help save on costs, Byrne says

Five tips on how to properly use payroll software

Paul Byrne, managing director at Thesaurus Software, gives his advice on getting the most out of payroll software.

The strength of the pound is growing as the UK economy recovers

What British pound sterling’s current strength means for businesses

While it may seem favourable to have a strong and improving pound, Kantox CEO Philippe Gelis explains why it hits UK exporters’ wallets – but can be leveraged for gains.

Repossession rates are on the increase, especially in the north

Investors: Northern England best place for repossessed property

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

Business recovery – What help is available?

Here, we look at the procedures surrounding business recovery, such as liquidation and company voluntary agreements.

Uncertain times lead to a desire from workers to secure protectoin

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

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

Business owners now have a growing array of finance options

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.

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

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

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.

As businesses begin to ramp up finance faces unprecedented pressure

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.

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

Time to invest in Cuba?

View from the dealing floor. Eduard van Nes works on IG’s dealing floor in London. He looks at the influx of investment arriving in Cuba and the entrepreneurial culture growing.

Changes to the way landlords are paid could mean late payment issues

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.

Business savings: Cash is needed by companies to reinvest for growth

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.

There are a number of factors which influence house sales

Undesirable home features

Running a business is about hard work, determination and solving problems. But when it comes to buying a home, it’s often the things that we can’t fix which are uppermost in our minds.

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