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Late payments – the scourge of SMEs

Late payments – the scourge of SMEs

David Costley-Wood, KPMG’s Head of Enterprise Consulting It’s a sobering thought that 1m SMEs, along with 5.7m jobs have been lost since 2008 – only now is activity recovered to previous levels. What is even more worrying is that according to insolvency trade body R3, late payment has been a major factor in 20% of […]

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Kindness pays: Friendly Texas University student rewarded with free accommodation

Kindness pays: Friendly Texas University student rewarded with free accommodation

Texas University student has accommodation costs paid for through global crowd-sourced scholarship, after helping other students beat the Monday blues Uniplaces, the fastest growing online booking platform for student accommodation, has today announced John Samaniego from the University of Texas as one of five friendly students who will be awarded its first ever Living the […]

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No Small Change:  Frustration with banks reaches ‘tipping point’ as majority of Brits lose faith in banks

No Small Change: Frustration with banks reaches ‘tipping point’ as majority of Brits lose faith in banks

Consumers report ‘rates rage’ at mainstream banks As peer-to-peer lending platform, Zopa, celebrates ten years of sustained growth, consumer faith in mainstream banks hits a new low as Brits become increasingly frustrated with poor returns, according to new research. Almost half of Britons (49 per cent) polled are fed up with the low interest rates […]

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Northgate reports bumper interim results

Northgate reports bumper interim results

Northgate plc, the UK and Spain’s leading specialist in light commercial vehicle hire, reported a very healthy performance for the first six months of the year. Northgate, with its UK head office based in Darlington, hiked up its interim dividend by over a third and has also reported that trading since the half-year has been […]

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