Overseas businesses who bought goods and services from UK companies in 2019 paid more invoices late and took longer to settle their bills. The latest MarketFinance Business Insights1 examined over 11,000 invoices to these businesses to understand the trading relationship between UK businesses and the UK’s top ten trading partner countries2 (United States, Germany, Netherlands,…

Four in ten (37%) small businesses that made successful finance applications last quarter used the sums raised to manage cashflow rather than invest in their firms, according to new figures from Federation of Small Businesses (FSB’s) full Q4 2019 SBI latest report. Fewer than one in four (23%) used finance to update equipment, while even…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 1% in December 2019, and by 6% in 2019 to reach a record annual total of £35.7 billion. In December, the IT equipment finance sector continued to report double-digit growth as…

A new insight report by trade credit insurer Atradius has highlighted the risk in the North American markets,. The country report focuses on the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) region, detailing the political and economic landscape alongside an insolvency forecast and performance outlook into key industries. Within the report, Atradius highlights the slowdown in…

Eleven firms – including several big names within the military, aerospace and defence sectors – have been suspended from the Prompt Payment Code for failing to pay suppliers on time, the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) has announced. BAE Systems (Operations) Limited, Leonardo MW Limited, and Smiths Detection are among those who have failed…

The number of companies falling into administration across England and Wales increased by just under 5% over 2019, highlighting the number of high street failures according to new analysis from KPMG. A study of notices in the London Gazette shows that a total of 1,403 companies went into administration during 2019, compared to 1,341 in…

Two in five small business leaders (39%) predict growth by 31st March – the highest level for 18 months, according to new research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance. By industry sector, this quarter sees a rise in growth outlook registered across the board in all but two sectors, with a significant upturn of growth projections…

Business decisioning data and analytics specialist, Dun & Bradstreet, has announced the appointment of Gary Kotovets as its Chief Data Officer. As Chief Data Officer Kotovets will lead the Firm’s comprehensive data strategy globally, including how the data collected through Dun & Bradstreet’s Data Cloud can be best utilised for new products that meet an…

Two years on from its launch in the UK, only three fifths (60%) of UK small business decision makers know about Open Banking and are therefore unaware of the profound differences it could make to their business, and the global economy. A new report from intuit QuickBooks has revealed the findings of its global research…

In January, the following administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: A.R.G. (MANSFIELD) LTD AMG DEVELOPMENTS LTD ATLAS CITY GLOBAL LTD BEALE LTD BOTLEIGH GRANGE LTD BREEZE ENERGY SUPPLY LTD BROCKET HALL (UK) LTD BUTTIMER ENGINEERING UK LTD C.E.M.PRESS LTD C45 LOGISTICS LTD CARTERS HAULAGE LTD CCL35…

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