Weighing Up Appetite Loss For Lending

https://www.stepupfinance.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Weighing-Up-Appetite.mp3 Download the MP3 here It is that time of year again. Results day. Not the every student and parents’ day of dread type, instead the interim or half-yearly Banking results – the time when profit figures are released – the time when I imagine red highlighters are being swiped across bold black headings marked [...]

Stay Alert

https://www.stepupfinance.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Stay-Alert.mp3 Download the MP3 here Two months into the various states of lockdown - don’t go to work, go to work, stay indoors, go to work, don’t go outside, go outside - my tower of unread books is still waiting to be read and I haven’t acquired any new skills, however, I learnt, at the [...]

Covid-19 Update

As we enter our third week of National lockdown, I wanted to update and share information on what’s being done by SUF to support others who may benefit from some help. Don’t be afraid to ask a question  - There’s no barrier to anyone accessing Independent advice I know (especially for a busy business assisting [...]

Mix It Up By The Bank Of England

So, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has made the unanimous (all its members came to the same decision) to raise the Bank Base Rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 0.75%. The Inflation Report states ‘Global developments will affect the UK through their impact on external demand... The tightening in global financial conditions [...]

Bank Of England Survey

Q1 is through, and the Bank of Englands' Agents’ results summarise a mixed bag from robust growth in goods exports having tightened capacity, improving profit margins and strengthened investment intentions to evidence of financial distress in retail and leisure. The mortgage market has remained highly competitive with activity dominated by remortgaging in anticipation of further [...]