New research from Royal London has suggested that professional financial advice can help to improve emotional wellbeing by making people feel better about themselves and their finances. The company says that around 17 million people in the UK have received financial advice with the vast majority feeling positive about their adviser and the services they…

North American firms more bullish about growth prospects (73%), compared to businesses in Asia (67%) and EMEA (63%) 35% of businesses say COVID-19 has made them even more determined to expand into new markets according to research by Intertrust. Three out of five business leaders worldwide (61%) predict growth over the next twelve months. Intertrust,…

Fraud prevention service, Cifas has appointed John Browett as its new Chair. In a career spanning thirty years, Browett has held the position of Chief Executive within a number of major UK businesses including Tesco.com, Dixons Retail, Monsoon-Accessorize, and Dunelm Group. He has extensive experience of transforming and strengthening the position of some of the…

Specialist lender Cambridge & Counties Bank has appointed Donald Kerr as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment follows the announcement in late 2019 that Mike Kirsopp was to retire from the role at the end of 2020. Subject to regulatory approval Donald will take up his appointment in November, with Mike stepping down…

RSM’s UK Brexit Stress Index nudged up for the first time since the early days of the Covid-19 lockdown, ushering in the first signs in nearly seven months that the risk of no-deal trade talks with the EU is generating increased nervousness within business. This week the pound also saw its worst performing week against…

Martine Catton has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for Just Cash Flow. Just Cashflow Executive Chairman, John Davies, said “Martine will further strengthen our management team with her extensive industry experience that includes key roles with Catalyst Business Finance, Aldermore Bank, Barclays and Hitachi Capital.” “Over the past three years I’ve worked closely with Martine…

Hope Capital has announced the appointment of Mike Watson as a Senior Underwriter. Watson joins Hope Capital from Together, where he was Senior Bridging Underwriter. He has also previously worked as an underwriter for Evolution Finance, and is CeMAP-qualified from the London Institute of Banking & Finance. Gary Bailey, Managing Director of Hope Capital, said…