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…

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 information specialist, Creditsafe, has announced the addition of 16 countries across the Middle East and North Africa to its global platform. Businesses will now be able to gain instant online access to credit reports for companies in countries including: Bahrain, Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo Kinshasa, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine (West Bank and…

Atradius has published its latest Western Europe report which reveals a trading snapshot of 12 main European markets. The publication reports on key economic indicators analyses the performance forecast of key industries as well as reviewing the insolvency environment and economic stability within each country. Countries featured within the latest report include France, Ireland, The…

Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade, Liam Fox, has today announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will partner with five of the UK’s biggest banks to deliver government-backed financial support to exporters more quickly and efficiently. Partnering with Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS/NatWest and Santander, UKEF will also be able to extend its support…

SME Lender iwoca and Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo, are partnering to provide Intesa’s SME clients with innovative credit products to bridge the funding gap and support growth in this key section of the economy. The partnership will leverage iwoca’s market leading SME lending platform and Intesa’s expertise in building banking operations across Italy, Central Europe, Eastern Europe,…

The Federation of European Credit Management Associations has released a statement to announce that the European Commission has launched a single platform to access information on companies registered in the EU member states. This single platform links national business registers to facilitate cross-border trade and increase confidence and transparency in the EU Single Market. It…

Fewer than half as many female than male business owners are confident about the future success of their businesses post-Brexit. New research conducted by RateSetter Business Finance has revealed that only 10% of women business leaders believe that leaving the EU will be positive for their business. This contrasts to the fact that twice the…

Iwoca, and PayU, a leading payment service provider, have launched an innovative collaboration aimed at making it easier for small and medium-sized (SME) entrepreneurs, particularly those in the eCommerce and eService industries, to obtain financing for growth. The collaboration marks the first venture of this kind in the European fintech market. The new solution enables…

The British Business Bank should be readied to replicate the current role of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Investment Fund (EIF) in supporting small business finance markets once the UK has left the EU, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Brexit in a new report. Under FSB’s new proposals, the British…