More than three in five small businesses (63%) are dealing with late payment issues – and the smallest businesses are those most at risk of dealing with non-payment – according to new research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance. With reports that 50,000 SMEs a year close their doors as a result of late payment –…

Recent independent research of UK employees commissioned by expenses management software company Expend has highlighted that Generation Z and Generation Y employees are the most negatively impacted by facilitating their employers’ expenses. Over a quarter (27%) of Generation Z employees (18-24 year olds) have not been able to pay off credit card bills because they have…

Three Irish Credit Unions in South Dublin have announced that they will merge in a move that will create one of the top 10 community lenders by size. The merger of Capital, Francis Street and St Kevin’s has been ratified and means that the new combined entity will have 48,000 members. Capital has already taken over…

School leavers are opting for alternative routes to a career and are choosing not to go to University according to new research. As businesses continue to offer a wider range of apprenticeships, and students have the option to learn on the job, fewer are opting to go to University in favour of other career paths…

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Paul Stack as Commercial Director for Europe and Asia. Stack will oversee product, pricing and commercial strategy implementation across the regions, reporting into Richard Carter, CEO for Europe and Asia. Stack joined BFS in April 2015 as UK Product Director, tasked with driving the development, management and innovation of…