Business & Finance

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund Makes First Investment

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £500,000 in Utonomy, a pioneering intelligent gas grid solutions provider.

Keep Insolvency Away With Effective Business Debt Management Companies

Business debts can cause you many woes and worries. This is why it is important for you to take the advice of financial experts who take care of the issues for you.

PCL Sees Highest Sale on Record But Buy-to Let Sector Remains Sluggish

London Central Portfolio, in conjunction with independent analysts Acadata, have analysed data just released by Land Registry for Q2 2017.

Provident Financial and Royal Mail relegated from the FTSE 100 in latest reshuffle

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, comments on the winners and losers of the latest FTSE reshuffle:

Business Confidence Falls to One-Year Low

Overall business confidence fell 13 points to a one-year low of 17%. Economic optimism fell by 12 points to 5%, the lowest level since June 2016.

Marks & Spencer Opens Franchise Talks With Al-Futtaim for Hong Kong and Macau Business

Marks & Spencer (M&S) today announced it has opened talks with its long-established franchise partner Al-Futtaim, for the potential purchase and franchising

Costain is Share of the Week

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, outlines why Costain is his share of the week:

Pension deficit of UK’s top 350 companies has risen to £62bn and now accounts for 70% of total profits

• Pension deficit of UK plc companies rose by £12bn in 2016 – this equates to 70% of total profits

• Deficit as a proportion of profits has risen drastically since 2011, when it was just 25%

Distribution group Bunzl cites steady flow of acquisitions for solid growth

Bunzl posted 20% rise in revenue and 17% increase in profit before income tax during H1. The appeal of a defensive company in uncertain times is clear

House price growth slows in August

House prices edged down 0.1% in August according to Nationwide causing the year-on-year increase to moderate to 2.1% which was the equal lowest rate (with May) since June 2013.

Redwood Bank launches four months after securing its initial banking licence

Offices open in Letchworth and Warrington with Warrington Borough Council as a major shareholder. New products launched include SME mortgages for business owners and professional landlords

The Next Oil Price Spike May Cripple The Industry

Two diametrically opposed views dominate the current debate about where the oil price is heading. On the one hand, there is the view that the price of oil will be