Business & Finance

Majority of SME’s do not trust traditional lenders

More than a third (35%) of small to medium sized business owners try to avoid borrowing money for their business at all costs.

New Study Reveals Employer Strategies to Retain Their Staff

The bigger a business becomes, the more business professionals rely on staff to help drive everything forward

73% of SMEs Are Wasting Money Without Effective Management Software

73% of SMEs who don't use resource planning and workflow management software are "constantly" or "frequently" held back by errors in manual processes.

New free service helps SMEs & individuals find their perfect local accountant

Over 1,000 regional accountants already signed up, and free for new firms to join

For small businesses and individuals in need of accountancy advice, finding a reputable local accountant

Institutional investors to increase commercial real estate allocation but Brexit is biggest challenge

40% of institutional investors plan to increase their investment allocation to European commercial real estate over the next 12 months.

Construction PMI shows activity at 12-month low in August as new orders contract again

Disappointing survey results suggest the construction sector will be of little, if any, help to UK GDP growth in Q3. Construction activity fell to a 12-month low in August

Raisin makes saving possible with a minimum of 1,000 Euro

Hoist Finance from Sweden is partner number 35

Today, Raisin welcomes its newest partner bank from Sweden: Hoist Finance.

Schroders unveils climate change investment model

Schroders is today unveiling the latest addition to its climate change investment toolkit, the Carbon Value at Risk (Carbon VAR) model

Chesnara is Share of the Week

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, outlines why Chesnara is share of the week this week:

Pension scheme deficits decrease

JLT Employee Benefits (JLT) has updated its monthly index, showing the funding position of all UK private sector defined benefit (DB) pension schemes under the standard accounting measure (IAS19) used in company reports and accounts.

Stocks and shares ISAs overtake cash ISAs

Cash ISA subscriptions down, stocks and shares ISA subscriptions steady

Commenting on the ISA subscription data released by HMRC, Richard Stone, Chief Executive of The Share Centre, commented:

UK House Price Growth since the Financial Crash

Summary: This chart shows that London house price growth over the last decade has far outstripped all other regions in the UK, with areas of staggering growth