SMEs are increasingly concerned over their ability to gain funding in the run up to Brexit, a survey has revealed. The study, commissioned by specialist insurer Hiscox, has found that recent economic and political uncertainty has adversely affected business confidence, and caused concern for the future as Britain’s withdrawal from the EU becomes nearer. This…

Manufacturing continues as the principle driving force behind business confidence in the UK, according to the latest results (Q2 2017) from the UK’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), the quarterly barometer from the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). The 1.3-point rise experienced in manufacturing sees the Index close at 64.0, another all-time CMI high. The…

Credit insurer Atradius has released a new trade report covering the Middle East and Northern African (MENA) economies. Alun Sweeney, Country Director for UK & Ireland at trade credit insurer Atradius, said: “Businesses are constantly striving to seek new trade opportunities, and build trading relationships, whether as a potential export or import partner. However, success…

Risk solutions specialist, TruNarrative has partnered with Creditsafe, to synchronise their data and provide unparalleled KYC, AML and fraud protection to businesses all over the world. TruNarrative customers can now utilise the Creditsafe data as part of a published TruNarrative journey or directly via the TruNarrative app store. This allows for data and checks to…

Business Peer to Peer lender ArchOver has appointed Nick Jones as Regional Director. He will be responsible for growing the business’s network of borrowers across the Thames Valley and Chiltern areas as part of ArchOver’s aim to lend more than £60 million by the end of the year. Jones brings nearly 40 years’ experience in banking…

Creditsafe has published a Credit Worthiness Premier League table. The research has revealed that Chelsea is set to be relegated from the 2017 Premier League – if the final standings were based on company credit ratings. Despite having a turnover of over £335million, the football club finds itself with the third worst credit score in…

Marston Chief Executive, Gareth Hughes, has won the Transformational Leader prize at the London & South EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards in London. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, now in its 31st year globally and 19th in the UK, celebrates men and women that are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic…

Trade credit insurer Atradius has published an economic research report on South Africa, following the news that the nation has officially entered a recession. The paper, entitled ‘South Africa: More vulnerable to changes in market sentiment’, is designed to brief businesses on the background to the current economic crisis facing the country and assessing its…

Business Peer to Peer lender ThinCats has announced that the company has been granted full authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority. The company says that authorisation paves the way to offering a full spectrum of smart investment products, with a number of developments planned including the launch of a ThinCats ISA, subject to obtaining ISA manager…

Amicus Property Finance has announced a record month of lending in July at £72 million. The firm has cited a confident and buoyant short-term property lending market as well as having expanded its offering further across the country with the opening of the Manchester office last year as key factors. July’s record figure covers a regional…

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