February 2012 Noteworthy News

February 2012 Noteworthy News

Apologies to any polar bears coming out of hibernation, as you rub your eyes against the bright lights of headline glare, don’t panic you haven’t overslept and the hunting season isn’t for you. No, far more fun...  it’s the bankers’ bonus season, that time of year when the headlines have their sights firmly fixed on [...]
January 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

January 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Business X-Ray  Why fix something that isn’t broken? It’s always been done this way. What we do works. So, indeed, why fix something that isn’t broken? Who can blame a business with responsibilities vying for attention, choosing to put self-examination on the to-do list in favour of dealing with the more pragmatic matters such as [...]
January 2012 Noteworthy News

January 2012 Noteworthy News

It is becoming prohibitively expensive for the lenders, who rely on cheap short-term financing to fund a part of their balance sheet, to fund for more than 3-5 years, hence, traditional banking, which supports the wider corporate client, is facing further shrinkage  in the corporate banking world. Businesses and motorists are bracing themselves after the [...]
December 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

December 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Economic Advantage to Hibernation Amassing goodies, storing up supplies and generally expending any remaining energy, exemplifies the wind-down to the end of a year,  a time that can be used for potential hibernation. With predictions of a winter with Britain in recession, due to economic roller-coasting, the squeezes on budgets and employment, plus additional interruptions [...]
December 2011 Noteworthy News

December 2011 Noteworthy News

It’s no news to describe the current UK economy as ‘abnormal’ therefore, following the OBR’s latest economic forecasts  for growth, the Chancellor’s autumn statement  wasn’t too surprising.  With plenty of commentary around (both winners and losers)  we were able to enjoy a ‘lighter’ viewpoint via The Daily Mash.  Apparently the future of a cutting-edge economy [...]
November 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

November 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Mixing Business Markets An interested twist to understanding your customer was explained to us via a street market trader who, settled amongst the fruit and veg stalls, was laying out a display of woolly winter gloves, mittens and hats. He told of an extension to his product range during the past summer months; Fruit. Seasonal [...]
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