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Nearly a million SMEs are waiting at least three months for payment

Three in five SMEs (61%) have had clients or customers not pay invoices by their due date over the past year, according to new research from automated credit control firm Satago.

Video games companies to begin claiming tax relief

Video games companies across the UK are now able to begin claiming tax relief up to 25% on their production costs.

New ‘retry’ process helps customers avoid fees caused by bounced payments

From Monday 1 September 2014 a retry process will be extended within the banking industry to help customers avoid late payment charges on their account.

Backing for home-based business boom

Budding entrepreneurs will be given greater freedom to start and grow a business from their home under new measures the government has annouced.

Small firms are doing it from home

Turning your business idea into reality is exciting when you can also run it from home. There is plenty of support to help you do this.

Ukash Travel Money Card flash sale for Euros

Already providing the best possible value for money for holidaymakers heading to Europe or the USA, Ukash is now making holiday spending go even further.

Summer socialising leads to £148 million in unpaid IOUs

A third (34%) of young people expect to be out of pocket by an average of £64 each over the summer due to lending money to friends who don’t pay them back.

Time to graduate to a new bank

With more than 350,000 students graduating this summer it’s now time for them and other recent graduates to take a real interest in their bank accounts, industry expert David Black of Consumer Intelligence says.

Research and development could lead to significant tax savings

Leicester businesses currently investing in product development could be missing out on significant tax savings, according to Newby Castleman Chartered Accountants.

Barclays announces mobile payments to India through Pingit service

Barclays reveals the launch of a new function allowing mobile payments to India through its Pingit mobile payments service in the UK, opening it up to the largest remittance market between the UK and another country.

City workers lose out when it comes to FX rates

Over 80% of city workers are missing out on some of the best buy FX rates because they stick to getting local currency in cash when they go on holiday, according to research from the Ukash Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard.

France and Spain remain firm favourites for Brits buying abroad

France and Spain remain firm favourites for those looking to buy a place in the sun, according to the latest Property Hotpots Report from HiFX.

Lloyds Bank 2014 Student Account

Lloyds Bank has launched its 2014 Student Current Account, available to new and existing customers. The account features a number of money saving benefits including a free NUS extra card for three years, which could save savvy students an average of £525 a year at over 170 high street and online brands.

Paym reaches one million registrations

More than one million people have registered with their bank or building society for Paym, the new secure way to pay using just a mobile number, since the service launched in April this year.

It’s good to talk, now it’s even better for Skipton’s customers

It’s refreshing to know that in these times of rising prices for consumers, one organisation is cutting costs for its customers.