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Objection! Late payment lawsuits may no longer be an option

​A legal change that came into effect in April this year means that many businesses will not be able to claim unpaid invoices if a supplier goes bust or doesn't pay. Where does this leave SMEs?

Mereo BioPharma - LON:MPH

AI powered platform can build business websites in minutes

A quarter of UK's 5.4 million SMEs neither have a website nor a listing in an online directory, which could lead to these businesses losing out on the millions of consumers who swear by shopping online. Why is there a digital block for these SMEs, and can artificial intelligence-powered website builders address this?

Chris Jolly, chair of CivilisedBank, aims to target the underserved SME market with a technology-first approach

CivilisedBank on track for launch in 2017

A new UK-wide business and retail bank has submitted its banking licence to the FCA and PRA

A $20b valuation and zero profits: Palantir and the fears of a tech bubble

After Uber and Airbnb, Palantir was the third largest private US startup by valuation. 12 months on, reports suggest that what propelled the company forward may be at the root of its unravelling

​Will you pay to bury your sordid past?

An industry-wide look at the blurred line between reputation management and disreputable conduct suggests that SMEs have a lot to learn when it comes to business ethics

Study reveals wavering faith in the EU

40 per cent of SME owners reportedly believe that the general economic condition of the EU will worsen over the next 12 months, skewing predictions around the referendum vote three weeks from now

Accounting fraud now down to emotional sensitivity

Research reveals that some people are neurologically less well suited to being financial controllers, suggesting that emotional aloofness may be key in excelling at the role

Safety concerns are keeping consumers from jumping on the sharing economy bandwagon

According to a transatlantic survey, consumers in the UK and US aren't completely sold on being part of the sharing economy

Jackpot! What businesses can learn from the gambling industry

Against regulatory odds, the industry still remains a catalyst for economic growth. Here's what businesses can learn from the gambling industry

Subscription service airline start-up takes off

Brothers Yannick and Alexander Janssens have launched an airline offering unlimited flights between London, Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt for a monthly fee

Longer lift waiting times reveal shocking increase in carbon emissions

A new study highlights the downside to flexible working practices such as hot-desking and flexitime, leading to an increase in elevator waiting times in office buildings

Directa Plus - LON:DCTA

Dad jobs and the sharing economy

DAD is a service app that harnesses the power of gig work to address the stresses of home repair. The start-up raised £2m to further its platform with a video visit service

The High Potential Business Awards shortlist REVEALED

The High Potential Business Awards follows the ten-year legacy of the M&A Awards, and aims to celebrate the UK’s most promising businesses and the finance and advisory firms that support them

eBay acquires Ticketbis for $165m

Fast-growth secondary ticket marketplace, Ticketbis, is now part of the StubHub portfolio in a $165m deal that unifies the sector for global expansion

Joules - LON:JOUL

The FedEx-TNT merger could mark the end of 'ugly freight'

As the FedEx-TNT merger concludes, international parcel broker ParcelHero warns the takeover could mean increased costs and transit times for large and heavy items

FedEx acquires TNT Express

The €4.4 billion acquisition combines the strengths of the world’s largest air express network and an extensive European road network

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