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News of ‘radical’ new housebuilding plans hit the headlines last week, as London mayor Sadiq Kha...
TSB names new general counsel
TSB has announced that Lorna Curry (pictured above) will become its new general counsel in January 2018.
Why business owners need to know about Help to Grow
Last week, I read with interest some new research from the Institute of Directors’ start-up network (the IoD99) which revealed that UK entrepreneurs are feeling confident about growing and developing their businesses in 2018, despite challenges posed by Brexit and new regulatory requirements.
Metro reveals new director of commercial real estate
Metro Bank has announced Gabrielle Berring will join the challenger bank as its new director of commercial real estate on 2nd January 2018.
Aldermore names new chairman
Aldermore Group PLC has announced that Pat Butler will become its new chairman.
Have banks changed their behaviour since the financial crisis?
A quarter of UK SMEs (24%) believe that banks have failed to change their behaviour since the global financial crisis in 2008, according to a new study.
Revolut introduces cryptocurrency feature
Revolut has added a new feature to its mobile app which allows customers to buy and exchange three major cryptocurrencies.
Secure Trust Bank partners with Complete FS
Secure Trust Bank has been added to the Complete FS lending panel.
FCA publishes new rules for current account providers
The FCA has published final rules which will require providers of personal and business current accounts to publish information that will help customers to compare the service they could receive.
Will there be a rise in UK ‘drive-thru’ banks?
Just over half of finance professionals have said they expect to see an increase in ‘drive-thru’ banks, according to a survey conducted by Specialist Banking.
Swedish mobile banking start-up secures new funding
Swedish mobile banking start-up firm Plexian has completed its secondary public offering.
New year, new market structure
Think of banking and think of lending. Lending is largely associated with the segment where the mass-market, profitable action resides. It is called ‘standard credit’. Its consumers have OK-to-good credit scores.
Only 25% of SMEs prepared for GDPR deadline
Only one in four SMEs (25.4%) have prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline, according to a survey by invoice finance provider Close Brothers.
EIB provides its largest loan in Ireland
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a loan to support the construction of a new children’s hospital in Dublin.
British Business Investments commits £30m to SCRP fund
British Business Investments – the commercial arm of the British Business Bank – has committed £30m of funding in the initial closing of the Shard Credit Partners’ (SCRP) Fund I.
Pepper to service €800m portfolio of Bank of Cyprus loans
Pepper has announced that it has won a contract to service an €800m portfolio of non-performing loans (NPL) with the Bank of Cyprus PLC.
Former Dragons’ Den star joins BBB board
The British Business Bank (BBB) has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board.