Global insolvencies are rising for the first time in a decade with the greatest uptick seen in the UK, reports leading economists at trade credit insurer Atradius. The Insolvency Outlook report by Atradius forecasts business failure rates in developed markets will increase by 2.8% this year – the first rise since the global financial crisis.…

Ultimate Finance has appointed Vinnie Dobie and Jemma Taylor as Regional Directors for the North West. Dobie joins the team building on his expertise in invoice finance to offer more tailored funding solutions to his contact base and Taylor brings a broad range of funding expertise to the team from her experience in business funding…

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has raised competition concerns over the merger of Bottomline and Experian Payments Gateway (EPG) Both companies provide payment software used by businesses every day to submit direct debits, run payroll and pay suppliers. This directly connects to the UK’s Bankers’ Automated Clearing Services (Bacs) scheme Bacstel-IP service and Faster…

Small firms are calling on the Government to secure a Brexit deal and come forward with radical policy interventions to arrest a dogged lack of confidence among business owners as new FSB research shows rising costs and uncertainty increasingly taking their toll.Its SBI confidence measure stands at -8.1 in Q3 2019, down more than six…

New research has shown that more than half (63%) of UK consumers are worried about contactless fraud. The research, published by IDEX Biotmetrics ASA, revealed that the UK is now ready to welcome more secure payment methods. These methods include biometric payment authentication such as fingerprint scanning and voice recognition. In response to these findings,…