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  • 22 June 2018

    Growing number of HNWIs

    The global number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) has hit 18.1m, up from 16.5m in 2016. Capgemini's 2018 World Wealth Report, which surveyed more than 2,600 HNWIs across 19 major wealth...
  • 26 April 2018

    London voted top financial centre

    London has been voted the world's top financial centre by finance professionals for the first time since 2013, according to the Duff & Phelps 2018 Global Regulatory Outlook. More than...
  • 27 February 2018

    SMEs anticipating growth in 2018

    Growth is back on the agenda for the majority of UK's small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). According to a survey of 150 SME owners across the UK, 80 per...
  • 4 January 2018

    Fuel hikes drive SMEs back to the drawing board

    According to the RAC Fuel Watch data released today, petrol prices have reached their highest level since 2014 as a result of strengthening oil prices. The average cost of a...
  • 13 November 2017

    Business in London continues to grow

    Brexit may be a continued cause for concern, but business in London is booming according to latest findings. The London economy has had a positive start to the fourth quarter...
  • 30 October 2017

    Caution urged ahead of interest rate decision

    Ahead of the Bank of England's (BoE) November interest rates decision next Thursday, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman, Mike Cherry, has stressed that SME business owners must understand...
  • 16 October 2017

    Deal-making down, but floats rising

    Whilst the stalemate in Brexit negotiations appears to have dampened appetites for deal-making in the City, the IPO market seems to be unfazed. According to Thomson Reuters, September proved the...
  • 5 October 2017

    Buoyant quarter for London flotations

    London was the busiest market for flotations in the third quarter of 2017, with a total of 30 public listings of companies.   The latest data, which analyses floats across...
  • 23 August 2017

    UK investor confidence rebounds

    Investor sentiment bounced back in August, from 2.59 per cent to 4.92 per cent, although failed to reach the highs seen before the UK general election.  The Lloyds Private Bank’s...
  • 27 July 2017

    ONS: UK economy experiences a notable slowdown

    The latest gross domestic product (GDP) statistics show growth of 0.3 per cent during the second quarter of 2017, as Britain’s economy posts its weakest six months of growth since...
  • 26 July 2017

    Strong output growth for manufacturers

    Factory output has grown at the fastest pace since January 1995 in the three months to July. The quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey of 397 manufacturers also found that employee...
  • 28 June 2017

    BCC: UK economic growth forecast flat

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has slightly upgraded its UK growth forecast for 2017 from 1.4 per cent to 1.5 per cent, even though growth over the next few...
  • 24 May 2017

    Business growth hits four-month high

    The latest regional Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) report from Lloyds Bank shows that business activity in England grew last month at its fastest rate so far in 2017. The index...
  • 5 December 2016

    Private sector growth remains steady – CBI

    The latest Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) survey of 715 respondents across the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors shows that private sector growth remained steady at 9 per cent in...
  • 12 January 2017

    FSB: UK small business confidence bounces back

    According to the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Small Business Index, small business confidence in the UK returned to pre-referendum levels in the last quarter of 2016. The headline confidence...
  • 17 January 2017

    IPO’s set to increase

    Global IPO's are set to grow by 25 per cent this year, as "cautious optimism" returns to the transactions market in 2017. The Global Transactions Forecast (1) issued by Baker...
  • 14 February 2017

    SMEs look forward to revenue growth

    Research for American Express shows small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are confident about their future business performance, optimistic about the economy and believe they have the strategies in place...
  • 23 February 2017

    OECD: UK economic growth leads G7

    The UK recorded growth of 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the OECD, capping a year in which the economy grew by 2.2%, the fastest...
  • 7 March 2017

    IPO market to pick up in 2017

    A new report suggests that, whilst the EU referendum had a "significant impact" on IPO (initial public offering) listings in 2016, the number of IPOs this year is set to...
  • 11 May 2017

    IPO market to pick up in 2017

    A new report suggests that, whilst the EU referendum had a "significant impact" on IPO (initial public offering) listings in 2016, the number of IPOs this year is set to...
  • 12 April 2017

    UK business activity rebounds

    Stronger demand for goods and services boosted business activity growth at the end of the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest Lloyds Bank purchasing managers’ survey published this...
  • 13 April 2017

    Jargon deterring businesses from applying for finance

    Nearly half (48.2 per cent) of UK professional services small businesses have been put off applying for finance because of jargon that accompanies the process. Despite struggling with the terminology...
  • 6 October 2016

    UK Services Sector continues post-Brexit vote recovery

    Activity in the UK services sector grew more than expected in September, according to data released on Wednesday. The Markit/CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers’ Index showed that business activity rose...
  • 20 September 2016

    UK funding system for startups "appallingly bad"

    The UK has been described as having an "appallingly bad" funding system for startup businesses. Speaking to the BBC, Neil Woodford, head of Woodford Investment Management, said "The limited number...
  • 19 September 2016

    Small business lending reaches record high

    The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers figures shows that lending to small businesses has reached a record high over the past year, rising 30 per cent to reach £20.7bn....
  • 13 September 2016

    British business confidence on the rise

    A latest Business Trends Report suggests that the post-Brexit slump is not as severe as originally anticipated, with British businesses starting to regain confidence. Business optimism, which predicts growth six...
  • 1 September 2016

    UK firms finding it hard to get funding post Brexit

    High growth companies in the UK are finding it more difficult to get finance following the Brexit vote. The annual review, conducted by ECI Partners, surveyed 315 companies growing at...
  • 12 August 2016

    More choices needed for SMEs, says banking review

    A recent banking review by CMA, the Competition and Markets Authority, has shown that they want to increase competitive pressures on banks and put measures in place to deliver better...
  • 4 August 2016

    PM pledges to support SMEs

    Ahead of a meeting of entrepreneurs at Downing Street later today, PM Theresa May has made it clear that SMEs are key on her agenda, when considering how Brexit can...
  • 29 July 2016

    Optimism in manufacturing sector falls

    A recent industrial trends survey by the CBI has shown that optimism in the manufacturing sector is at its lowest since the global recession seven years ago. This is further...
  • 28 July 2016

    UK economic growth ahead of EU referendum

    Stats released by the Office for National Statistics this week show the UK economy has grown by 0.6 per cent in the three months to the end of June, as economic growth...
  • 22 July 2016

    SMEs: Financing for growth

    A recent research report published earlier this month shows a growing divide between companies that can and those that can't gain access to financing. 28 per cent of the Misys...
  • 11 July 2016

    Biggest regrets of small business owners on startup

    A survey by the Association of Accounting Technicians* (AAT) has revealed that the biggest regrets SME owners have, when reflecting on their startup experiences, are having not spent enough on...
  • 28 August 2015

    Advice for Business Owners

    Beavis Morgan’s advice column for business owners In this edition of our column, we focus on two topics for entrepreneurs and business owners: Raising finance through crowdfunding Protecting your business...
  • 18 January 2011

    Financial Planning in partnership with Jelf

    We are pleased to announce the launch of BM Financial Services, which is a financial services offering encompassing all the elements you would expect, from life assurance, mortgages and pensions...