New research from comparethemarket.com has found that half of homeowners feel they have made expensive mistakes during the process of buying their first property. In a poll of over 2,000 homeowners, 15% wished they’d haggled more on the price of the house when buying their first property and 10% of respondents said they made a…

Global trade credit insurance specialist Euler Hermes has released its open data platform for anyone to access, use and share its valuable data on international B2B trade and is committed to expanding it based on public request. The public online data platform gives free access to the first dataset of around 1,800,000 data points collected…

The latest stress test analysis carried out by the Bank of England (BOE) reveals the core banking sector is now holding over three times the amount of capital ratio than before the global financial crisis. Consumers, on the other hand, are less prepared than they were in 2008. The UK households’ saving ratio has almost…

Consumer Credit Solutions (CCS) has announced the appointment of Shanny Rasul as Business Development Manager. Rasul will take on account management responsibility for home improvement retailers across the South East of England. Rasul has a background in private banking and commercial finance.  He spent almost 10 years with Barclays Premier and Clydesdale Private Bank, before…

Onguard, the FinTech company that offers a platform which streamlines the entire order-to-cash process, has announced the appointment of Colin Sanders as senior business executive as it continues to invest in its UK growth strategy. Sanders appointment comes after a successful year at Onguard which saw record sales which has continued into 2019. Thanks to…

The small business community’s youngest entrepreneurs (those aged under 35) are the driving force behind the sector’s optimism this spring. With just weeks until Brexit comes into force, more than half the UK’s young generation of small business leaders (53%) say they feel optimistic about growth in the months ahead – according to new research…

Equiniti Credit Services, a consumer credit technology and outsourced service provider, has announced the publication of its latest annual research report. A three part harmony: how regulation, data and CX are evolving consumer attitudes to credit explores the key trends impacting consumer attitudes to unsecured lending, including open banking, customer centricity, and flexibility. The sixth…

The UK’s thriving creative industries are being undermined by late payments. Findings from business finance company MarketInvoice reveal that 48% of businesses in the creative industries were paid late in 2018. Businesses that make up the creative industry are typically smaller companies (usually agencies and consultancies) that provide services to a range of sectors from…