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17 February 2021 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

Post-Merger Integration: How effective supply chain integration can help maximise the deal value

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Mergers and acquisitions are now accepted as market practice to achieve corporate growth. There is often a lot of fanfare with M&A deals completing.

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The future of banking in the UK: What are the key trends for 2021?

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Whilst 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic has forced lenders to embrace new practices, the financial services sector has tried to remain resilient during the turbulence at the same time as providing support to their customers who need it. At the end of 2020, the British Business Bank reported that the Coronavirus loan schemes had supported a total of over 1.5m facilities to businesses, providing over £68 billion of finance.

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15 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Post-Merger Integration: Beginning or the end of the M&A journey

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Completing an M&A deal is a very exciting moment for all parties concerned. A great deal of hard work has been undertaken by the buyer to find the right target to purchase, analyse the benefits, synergies and cost-saving opportunities, carry out due diligence, negotiate the key documents and finally complete the deal.

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30 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Brexit, Financial Services, Opinion

Preparing for Brexit: data protection and banks

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As 1 January 2021 is fast approaching, we look at how this may impact on the flow of personal data between the UK and the EU, and what Banks can do to prepare.

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12 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Financial Services, Opinion

The future of financial services: Cybersecurity and fraud issues

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UK Finance has just published its 2020 Half Year Fraud report, which revealed that in the first half of the year, a total of £207.8 million was lost to authorised push payment (APP) fraud.

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10 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate

Future Fund Expansion: UK open for business

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Since its launch in May 2020, the Future Fund has proven to be extremely popular, with applications in excess of the initially funding commitment of £250million.

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9 July 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate

Boards cannot afford to overlook the Modern Slavery Act

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In the wake of the controversy surrounding the allegations of modern slavery of a Leicester factory supplying online fashion brand Boohoo, now is not the time for Boards to take their eyes off the ball.

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22 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Commercial, Corporate, Opinion

Board Briefing (Covid-19): Looking ahead in uncertain times

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Board Briefing June 2020

Despite the ongoing challenges faced by UK businesses, as lockdown measures ease and businesses start to re-open and adjust to a new way of working, directors across all sectors will be looking ahead and need to maintain a ‘hands on’ approach to considering, implementing and communicating key decisions.

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20 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Business, Corporate, Opinion

The long awaited financial support for entrepreneur and start-ups

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On 20 April 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced a scheme aimed at providing support to start-up businesses not eligible for existing coronavirus rescue measures, in the form of the Future Fund.

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21 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Opinion

The ‘Future Fund’- the long awaited financial support for entrepreneur and start-up

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During the coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced financial support available to small to medium business, later expanding the relief package to larger business. Amidst the chaos, the entrepreneur and start-up community have fallen through the cracks.

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Weathering the Coronavirus storm and finding the rainbow

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Over the last few months, the world has changed dramatically. The International Monetary Fund, published its World Economic Outlook on 14 April 2020, which projects global growth in 2020 to fall to -3% as a result of Covid-19.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: what is it and will it work?

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The Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is intended to provide loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance to smaller business affected by the Coronavirus, but will it go far enough?

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