Business & Finance

CHART OF THE WEEK UK: Essentials Inflation

Summary:

For the first time since they started recording the CPI measure of inflation, the rate of price growth has fallen to 0% (for February).

A Resi ISA for Second Steppers

How to buy a property with your ISA, if you are not a First Time Buyer

LCA II approved for ISA Wrappers

Power-Less of Attorney?

Financial institutions not recognising LPAs, consumers warned

Banks are among the financial institutions that are sometimes failing to recognise Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

IPSE announces flexible benefits for the self-employed

IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, has today launched IPSE Futures – the organisation’s very own member benefit scheme

Chinese investors help boost Crowd2Fund valuation to £10M

Crowd2Fund, the world’s only directly FCA regulated five-model crowdfunding platform, has raised £2m from a range of UK and international investors, placing a notional market value of £10m on the business which launched in August 2014.

First Chinese Money Market ETF lists in London

• First London listed, RMB denominated money market ETF to be traded and settled in RMB, GBP and EUR

• Commerzbank CCBI RQFII Money Market UCITS ETF gives European investors access to China Interbank Bond Market securities

BBC ‘Apprentice’ finalist crowns University of Sussex’s top young entrepreneur

Chris O’Hare is the University of Sussex’s top young entrepreneur, beating off more than 50 opponents to win the 2015 StartUp Sussex Award.

5 Crucial Steps to Take if Your Business is Failing

It’s an unfortunate but undeniable reality that businesses in any industry can find themselves facing the kind of financial difficulties that threaten their very survival.

Wall Street Losing Millions From Bad Energy Loans

Oil companies continue to get burned by low oil prices, but the pain is bleeding over into the financial industry. Major banks are suffering huge losses from both directly backing some struggling oil companies

BIS Committee TTIP Report – Global Justice Now response

Tomorrow sees the publication of the Eleventh Report of Session 2014–15 of the Business Skills and Innovation (BIS)  Committee on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP.

Bank of England publishes independent review of RTGS outage

The Bank of England today published the results of an independent review by Deloitte of the disruption to the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system on 20 October 2014.

Small and medium businesses ‘leaking’ £2.9 billion due to unqualified finance staff

New research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has found that more than a third of people responsible for finances in small and medium businesses (SMEs) do not have a relevant qualification