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 [...]
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Reading an article about The Future of Shopping  in all its glory, the browsing online, videoconferencing, superimposing items, click-and-collect, scanning barcodes, price-matching , Quick Response and technological advances mean the future seems less leaps-and-bounds and more vaulting and ricocheting. With a question being posed:  ‘Is E-Commerce a disruption for retailers'? For the small business that [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No31 Outside The Toy Box

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No31 Outside The Toy Box

  The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. A statement which might truly, according to promoted top ten lists, be relegated  to Christmas’ past, as real time toys in emails to the North Pole seem to eschew traditional play for interactive with added technology. Updated after Christmas dinner games, such [...]
Easy On Down The Line

Easy On Down The Line

The ease of online shopping isn’t new but, as technology marches ever forward, it’s the ease of the experience and the convenience of the transaction that has the customers spending. Click and collect, virtual stores  and mobile access are all keeping shopping habits on the move. Who needs to write a shopping list!  Grab a drink and [...]
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 [...]