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Slowdown in M&A activity raises concerns for legal sector, but fintech may be silver bullet

Mergers & Acquisitions

Global M&A activity was 18 per cent lower in the first quarter of 2016 than in the same period last year, but despite concerns over profitability, a survey of finance directors by Thomson Reuters Legal reveals optimism over the future of fintech

DueCourse secures the largest fintech investment seen outside of London

Business News

The cloud-based invoice financing service secures £6.25 million in equity and debt from business angels, including the founders and investors of  Zoopla, LoveFilm, TransferWise and LinkedIn

The widening scale-up gap: are banks failing the business community?

Business News

A new report reveals a widening scale-up gap, with most SMEs struggling to access growth finance

Car financing company for Uber drivers secures £3.5m

Business News

Upfront Car Finance, a specialist finance provider for Uber drivers, has secures £3.5 million funding from UK Bond Network 

SMEs beware: these are the worst countries to do business with

Business News

A new league table reveals the best and worst countries in the G20 for growing businesses to trade with. Let this be a cautionary tale 

This top secret security tag is scaring away shoplifters and taking the high street by storm

Business News

John Smith is a long time professional criminal and convicted shoplifter. But he got more than he bargained for recently, when trying to steal clothing from a high street retailer

Are you quicker than the police? Five questions to ask when reacting to business surprises

Business News

Here's how research into police data helped academics pin-point a failsafe five-point process to dodge unwanted surprises in business

HMRC asset seizures up 145 per cent as more British businesses fail to meet payment deadlines

Business News

The value for outstanding debt this year is up by 175 per cent, from £15.3 million to £42.6 million

UK tops G20 as the best place for digital business, but ranks lowest for access to finance and skills

Business News

Among the G20 nations, the UK has emerged as a leader in cutting red tape for digital entrepreneurs, as well as its knowledge database, according to research from EY. The nation's overall ranking, however, is marred by the lack of adequate access to finance and digital skills

8 in 10 SMEs base growth plans on what they can afford to fund themselves

Business News

The business as usual approach hasn't changed much since the Brexit vote, according to BDRC Continental's quarterly SME Finance Monitor. Surprisingly, most SME owners believe banks will say 'yes' if they were to approach them for a facility

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