Business & Finance

Two independent brokerages team up to help business customers access huge savings

Equinox Business Consulting and Switched On Brokers have announced a formal partnership.  The two companies have partnered to deliver their combined independent brokerage services to companies throughout the UK.

Why plants in the office make us more productive

Green’ offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than ‘lean’ designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.

In the first field study of its kind, published today, researchers found enriching a ‘lean’ office with plants

Why It’s Not Too Late to Get in on Burger King’s Game-Changing Deal

The move by Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (BKW) to acquire Canada-based Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE/THI) was a genius move and buying opportunity that surprised many in the stock market.

Do You Really Need Income Protection Insurance?

You never think about losing your job, getting sick, or ending up disabled. Yet, millions of people are in this boat today and they never thought it would happen to them either. Income protection insurance is a special type of insurance that pays you back during your lifetime when you need it the most – when you’re unable to work.

House Prices Rise 1.7% in July

Average house prices rose by 1.7 percent in July according to the latest Land Registry data, as well as rising by 7.2 percent over the previous 12 months.

Hometrack Housing Survey reveals house price plateau on weaker demand

Hometrack’s August National Housing Survey has revealed that house prices have risen by just 0.1% for the second month in a row as the gap between supply and demand narrows rapidly.

FDIC-Insured Institutions Earned $40.2 Billion in the Second Quarter of 2014

Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported aggregate net income of $40.2 billion in the second quarter of 2014

How to Create a Harmonious Working Environment

You can employ the very best people that you find and provide them with everything they need to do their jobs effectively and still encounter numerous problems in the workplace, due to friction between co-workers.

Quarter of UK Employees Admit to Making False Expense Claims

Research released today states that 1 in 4 employees has bent the rules when making an expenses claim at work – potentially claiming back more than they are entitled to on company expenses.

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.

Borro Continues to Boost Small Businesses as Funding for Lending Disappoints

• Borro has lent £20 million to small businesses in last 12 months

• Average loan to SMEs has increased to £26,000

• One business owner secured a £150,000 loan against antique porcelain collection

Telstra extends Whispir Conversation Platform to the UK

Telstra today announced the launch of the Whispir Conversation Platform in the UK, a cloud-based enterprise service that allows organisations to quickly reach and communicate with customers, employees and the community via SMS, voice, web, email, mobile data and social media networks.