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Brits sitting on £420m worth of soon-to-be useless money

As the new 12-sided £1 coins come into circulation next week, Gocompare.com Money has found that Britain has a collective £420m worth of soon-to-be useless currency in coin jars and glove boxes.

One in five SMEs miss new business opportunities due to lack of finance

The Aldermore Future Attitudes report today reveals that a fifth (19%) of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – equating to 1.04 million firms in the UK with under 250 employees – have missed out on at least one new business opportunity in the past 12 months due to a lack of available finance.

Entrepreneur Nation - Just over 4 million British workers will become self-employed

Great Britain is a nation of aspiring entrepreneurs, according to a new report from Aldermore, the specialist lender and savings bank.

5 things every small business needs to do to get ahead

5 things every small business needs to do to get ahead

Running a small business can sometimes feel like you’re out on your own at sea, with budgets, business plans, social media notifications and unexpected maintenance fees swirling underneath you.

6 weeks until the pound stops being round

With only 6 weeks until the historic new 12-sided pound enters circulation, the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury visits the Royal Mint.

7 American private companies making billions

7 American private companies making billions

As Americans, we love a rags-to-riches story, and that applies as much to companies as it does to the people who build them.

Should you hire an accountant if you’re self-employed?

According to recent report from the Office of National Statistics, self-employment in the UK is at its highest since records began. While being self-employed can grant you additional freedoms that a regular nine-to-five job may restrict, there are also several additional responsibilities that can cause people problems.

£250 million milestone for Start Up Loans

£250 million of Start Up Loans have been made available to entrepreneurs, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced.

There’s no need to wait for an app to check if you’ve got the right bank account

Gocompare.com comments on the reforms recommended in a report from the CMA.

1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next year

Over 1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next twelve months, according to analysis from Direct Line for Business. Interestingly, the type of businesses we’d like to start shows more people are choosing to follow their hearts and launch bakeries, cafés and craft shops.

TSB continues to deliver £250 million investment programme in branch and digital services

In April 2015, TSB announced a £250million investment programme to ensure its branch and digital offerings meet evolving customer demand.

Enterprising nation: One in 30 Britons a microbusiness owner?

New analysis from Direct Line for Business reveals there are 2.17 million microbusinesses with fewer than nine employees across the UK.

Debit cards to overtake cash payments by 2021

Industry experts predict that debit cards are on track to become king in 2021 when they will take over from cash to become the UK’s most frequently used payment method, according to a new report from Payments UK, the trade association for the payments industry.

Android Pay is now available for Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers

From today, Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers will be able to download and start using Android Pay.

Digital banking boosts balances for young savers

According to the latest online research from Halifax, young adults say digital banking is helping them to boost their savings balances.