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What is ‘Friday Fraud’ – and how does it impact law fi...

Recent press reports have highlighted a problem for lawyers and conveyancers – it’s been dubbed ‘Friday Fraud’. It involves fraudsters using various methods to get the information they need to raid a firm’s accounts or intercept funds due to be paid to a client. It’s called Friday Fraud because...

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Basel compliance is a business opportunity, here’s why...

Regulators are placing significant scrutiny on every business transaction to protect consumers and organisations, requiring lenders to place extra due diligence in all areas of operation. The number of regulations imposed on financial institutions has grown significantly over the past few years to accommodate this, and now far exceeds...

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7 business mistakes to avoid...

Insufficient research Before starting your new company and with so many brilliant ideas running through your head, take the time out to do some thorough research. Research the market that you’re looking to enter, it may be a good idea but is it a profitable opportunity? How many competitors...

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SWOT – analysis framework for your company...

SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It is the most common tool used for analysis of the overall strategic position of a company and its external environment. The main purpose is to identify the strategies most appropriate for the business model that will utilise the...

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2015 Q2 UK GDP second estimate, Experian forecasts so...

The second estimate of UK GDP for the second quarter of 2015 was unchanged from the first; confirming our expectation that growth had picked up to 0.7% q-o-q, from 0.4% in 2015...

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Motivating your staff...

It is often said that employees are the lifeline of a company, and it’s most often than not true, if your employees are happy and thriving then your company will also prosper. When employees feel valued and are an asset to the company they’ll remain loyal, motivated and productive. Most employers...

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Smooth the Journey to Car Ownership with Clear Directi...

Buying a car can be a minefield, and by helping customers to understand the benefits of preparing a workable budget and validating their finances ahead of time, it will go a long way to securing a smooth ride, both during the process and...

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Keeping the entrepreneur inside of you motivated...

No matter how exciting and thrilling it is setting up and running your company, at times it can be challenging and hard work. You won’t receive a warning from your manager if you don’t roll out of bed to get to work on time and no one will fire...

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Free vs paid credit reports...

There are lots of credit reports available in the market now, offering a range of services. When it comes to credit checking your customers and suppliers, you’ll be presented with a lot of choices. The main differentiation and deciding factor for you will probably be whether you should pay...

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