Business Finance Junction – March 2014

Business Finance Junction – March 2014

The banking industry has seen a rise in consumer confidence for two years in a row, according to a new survey of 32,000 banking customers in 43 countries. The study around the world showed confidence increasing most in India, followed by Saudi Arabia, with confidence falling the most in Ireland and Spain.The survey showed 60% [...]
The Gatekeepers Of Your Business (Part 2)

The Gatekeepers Of Your Business (Part 2)

When things went wrong.... Coming about in relation to an outsourced service not meeting standards, the matter escalated when Customer Services proved ever more disjointed. I’d contemplated the situation with an initial conclusion, the situation was as clear as mud. It wasn’t until (eventually) meeting an appropriate manager who could efficiently illustrate that combining knowledge with [...]
Sink Or Swim With The Charts

Sink Or Swim With The Charts

The latest Bank of England Inflation Report  has altered Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s Interest Rate Policy since the first Report (August 2013). Now, reflecting the falling unemployment and economic recovery, policy will be determined by a wider range of indicators other than the previous indicator of unemployment falling to 7% or below. The [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – January 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – January 2014

Pollex’s Up! Time Thief Where is the human Pollex situated? First day away from the office and, blessed crackers, I was exposed as a lazy thinker... I’d have to Google that one... I had no idea Thinking takes practice  -  When it comes to cramming certain facts, I’ve never managed to hold the map of routes [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – December 2013

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – December 2013

Businesses Break Up All The Time - Not Always for The Right Reasons There are some get-togethers of which I’m partial to. But, unless the invitation is from nearest and dearest, sometimes there can be a palaver of what bottle to take (are these folks wine buffs...?). For those I know better I’m usually safe in [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – November 2013

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – November 2013

Mean Business Once-Upon-A-Time (in the real past) a Builder Developer was in the middle of  developing an industrial estate when he came stuck   (Historical note: *even in pre-recession days, High Street Banks changed lending rules as deftly as the Academy of Dark Arts).  Having cast comfort blanket salaries aside, he and I both were in the [...]