Category: Finance

Rick Flay - Blue Bull Finance

Are Banks Stifling SME Funding? An Interview with Rick Flay

Many mainstream UK bank branches used to employ relationship managers.  For large numbers of SMEs, the relationship they have with their...

MTD Making Tax Digital

Are SMEs Ready for the Making Tax Digital Deadline?

Most SMEs understand that deadlines are a part of doing business, but while they might be fully focused on their own affairs, how aware are...

Is the Prompt Payment Code Continuing to Fail SMEs?

Many big businesses persistently fail to pay their suppliers on time, putting SMEs under considerable financial pressure. The UK Government...

accounting services

Can Value Added Accounting Services Boost SME Growth?

Having an accounting service on hand is a valuable resource for SMEs, but they may not realise just how valuable. At a very basic level,...

fixed fee accountancy services

Could SMEs Benefit from Fixed Fee Accounting Services?

A key pillar in any SME’s business development should be self-knowledge. A key facet of this self-knowledge is knowing what your areas of...

ppi claim complacency

Are People Too Complacent To Make a PPI Claim?

While banks have already paid out over £25bn to consumers who were sold policies dating as far back as 1990, the Professional Financial...

payday loans stress

Are Payday Loans Causing Unnecessary Stress?

Research released in May 2018, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, revealed that financial anxiety is on the rise in the UK....

PPI claims

Why are PPI Claims a Necessity, not a Nuisance?

There is a risk in over-familiarity. PPI claims have, for many people, become an unwelcome part of their everyday lives, because they are...

business lending

How Risky Is Unregulated Business Lending?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took on responsibility for the regulation of consumer credit in 2014. In that time, it has introduced...

financial planning business critical

Why is Financial Planning Business Critical? An Interview With Philip Clegg

Reports from a variety of sources reveal a startling level of ignorance when it comes to people’s knowledge about pensions and financial...