Business Finance Junction – July 2013

Business Finance Junction – July 2013

On July 1, former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney will replace Sir Mervyn King as Governor of the Bank of England with a first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on July 3 and 4. Mr Carney sees that an important role for Central Banks is to offer “forward guidance” when the economy and monetary policy [...]
SME And Micro’s Declaration

SME And Micro’s Declaration

Small business owners are once again showing the little guy will take on the big guy, and this time it’s by vouching for their business. Clubbing together, some independents are offering Loyalty Scheme deals digitally, re-directing business via mobile or smart cards, and offering the same rights for faithful local buyers that national schemes have. [...]
Another Marmite Moment For A Roller Coaster Bank?

Another Marmite Moment For A Roller Coaster Bank?

The sun had hardly set on an announcement that RBS, the bank with kinetic pull from politicians,  could see itself and Lloyds Banking Group going out to ‘public’  ownership when RBS’s CEO, with a mixed public image, built around a £45Bn public bailout to turn around a failing bank   and  added  contentious bonuses, ( Stephen [...]
Balance Shifts To Business Finance

Balance Shifts To Business Finance

An ex-FBI Agent recently told me that information is taken from businesses by unhappy employees  - Can’t argue with that! Nor can I argue with the UK’s SME Finance Monitor Report citing businesses’ biggest obstacle for the coming 12 months is facing the current economic climate.... and, (something I’d positively encourage) is that a majority [...]
Balance Shifts To Business Finance

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – June 2013

I Know Diddly Squat - It’s Time to Go By the time you’ll be reading this I’ll be gone – and (for once) I’m excited about what I’m leaving for. Not that my mantelpiece is bedecked with richly embossed ivory and cream invitations to reflect a successful business and social life but I do get [...]
Business Finance Junction – June 2013

Business Finance Junction – June 2013

The Bank of England’s Financial Stability Report (second for the year) is published 26 June, under the guidance of the Financial Policy Committee. Doing what it says on the tin, it gives an assessment of the financial sector: stability and resilience, plus any actions that it advises to reduce risks to stability. Plans by the Co-op Bank [...]
War Of The Worlds: Micro And Small Business Technology

War Of The Worlds: Micro And Small Business Technology

Getting to grips with technology can be a problem, being concerned about security; Website attacks, emails going missing, computer viruses - All are understandable. But businesses practicing without email..... How? What is the reasoning behind a resistant micro or smaller business to an email account? My flabber has been  gasted by perfectly serious businesses telling me [...]