Business Finance Junction – May 2014

Business Finance Junction – May 2014

A national estate agency report expects price rises across the country for residential property of 5.5% in 2015, which would overtake the predictions for London, with a median house price for England and Wales seeing a `4.2% increase to £186,000 compared to Q1 2013’  There has also been a recent increase in the people outside [...]
Business Finance Junction – April 2014

Business Finance Junction – April 2014

As from 1 April 2014 the Competition Commission is being taken over by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and will assume the consumer functions of the Office of Fair Trading OFT concurrently with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) who will hold the law powers in relation to financial sector activities  for over 50,000 applicable consumer [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2014

What's Growth Got To Do With It? Fact: Businesses are the closest to consumers When there are concerns  about consumers (pretty much a full time occupation for the business owner) those concerns translate to any concerns about the long term outlook – there is a connection between business’ consumers (customers) and forecasts of upward trajectory - [...]
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% [...]
Business Finance Junction – February 2014

Business Finance Junction – February 2014

New Rules Home Mortgages April sees the MMR  (Mortgage Market Review) come into force including waves of change around affordability rules. Those lenders who haven’t already implemented increased affordability checks will do so, as part of applicant stress testing and scrutiny. Commercial Transactions Claims made for tax relief on plant and fixtures within property using [...]
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 [...]
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